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Kockelkoren, Michiel (author)
In recent years, the deployment of ground-based mobile robots has gained more and more interest in various domains. In contrast to other types of mobile robots, legged robots can traverse irregular terrains, climb stairs, and step over obstacles. However, these unique properties intensify the energy demand and require highly advanced perception...
master thesis 2024
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Atanassov, Vassil (author)
Legged animals possess extraordinary agility with which they can gracefully traverse a wide range of environments, from running through grasslands to jumping across cliffs and climbing nearly vertical walls. Inspired by this, in this work, we use Deep Reinforcement Learning to give legged robots the ability to perform a diverse set of highly...
master thesis 2023
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van Löben Sels, Mees (author)
Effectively controlling and exploiting the natural dynamics of Articulated Soft Robots for energy-efficient motions remains challenging. In literature, the problem is often split in two; in energy-efficient motion planning and structure-preserving control, where the focus is on one, and the other is largely disregarded. This work aims to unify...
master thesis 2023
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Ren, Liyuan (author), Yarovoy, Alexander (author), Fioranelli, F. (author)
The problem of radar-based counting of multiple individuals moving as a single group is addressed using an mm-wave multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar. This problem is challenging because the different individuals are closer to each other than the range/azimuth resolution, and their bulk...
journal article 2023
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Angelini, Franco (author), Angelini, Pierangela (author), Angiolini, Claudia (author), Bagella, Simonetta (author), Caccianiga, Marco (author), Della Santina, C. (author), Gigante, Daniela (author), Hutter, Marco (author), Nanayakkara, Thrishantha (author)
In this paper, we first discuss the challenges related to habitat monitoring and review possible robotic solutions. Then, we propose a framework to perform terrestrial habitat monitoring exploiting the mobility of legged robotic systems. The idea is to provide the robot with the Natural Intelligence introduced as the combination of the...
journal article 2023
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Rodriguez Hernandez, K.E. (author), de Groot, J.H. (author), Baas, Frank (author), Stijntjes, M. (author), Grootendorst, E.R.M. (author), Schiemanck, S.K. (author), van der Helm, F.C.T. (author), van der Kooij, H. (author), Mugge, W. (author)
Individuals with an upper motor neuron syndrome, e.g., stroke survivors, may have a pathological increase of passive ankle stiffness due to spasticity, that impairs ankle function and activities such as walking. To improve mobility, walking aids such as ankle-foot orthoses and orthopaedic shoes are prescribed. However, these walking aids...
journal article 2023
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Ding, J. (author), Lam, Tin Lun (author), Ge, Ligang (author), Pang, Jianxin (author), Huang, Yanlong (author)
Bipedal locomotion has been widely studied in recent years, where passive safety (i.e., a biped rapidly brakes without falling) is deemed to be a pivotal problem. To realize safe 3-D walking, existing works resort to nonlinear optimization techniques based on simplified dynamics models, requiring hand-tuned reference trajectories. In this...
journal article 2023
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Ding, J. (author), Han, Linyan (author), Ge, Ligang (author), Liu, Yizhang (author), Pang, Jianxin (author)
Robust locomotion is a challenging task for humanoid robots, especially when considering dynamic disturbances. This article proposes a disturbance observer-based cascaded model predictive control (MPC) approach for bipedal locomotion, with the capability of exploiting ankle, stepping, hip and height variation strategies. Specifically, based...
journal article 2022
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Pollayil, Mathew Jose (author), Della Santina, C. (author), Mesesan, George (author), Englsberger, Johannes (author), Seidel, Daniel (author), Garabini, Manolo (author), Ott, Christian (author), Bicchi, Antonio (author), Albu-Schaffer, Alin (author)
Embedding elastic elements into legged robots through mechanical design enables highly efficient oscillating patterns that resemble natural gaits. However, current trajectory planning techniques miss the opportunity of taking advantage of these natural motions. This work proposes a locomotion planning method that aims to unify traditional...
conference paper 2022
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van der Kooij, H. (author), Fricke, Simone S. (author), Van 't Veld, Ronald C. (author), Prieto, Ander Vallinas (author), Keemink, Arvid Q.L. (author), Schouten, A.C. (author), Van Asseldonk, Edwin H.F. (author)
Knowledge on joint impedance during walking in various conditions is relevant for clinical decision-making and the development of robotic gait trainers, leg prostheses, leg orthotics and wearable exoskeletons. Whereas ankle impedance during walking has been experimentally assessed, knee and hip joint impedance during walking have not been...
journal article 2022
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Calzolari, Davide (author), Della Santina, C. (author), Giordano, Alessandro Massimo (author), Albu-Schaffer, Alin (author)
Implementing dynamic legged locomotion entails stabilizing oscillatory behaviors in complex mechanical systems. Whenever possible, locomotion algorithms should also exploit the improved capabilities of elastic elements added to the structure to improve efficiency and robustness. This work aims to shed some light on implementing generic dynamic...
conference paper 2022
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Loram, Ian (author), Gollee, Henrik (author), van de Kamp, C. (author), Gawthrop, Peter (author)
Objective: To explain the 0.2-2Hz oscillation in human balance. Motivation: Oscillation (0.2-2 Hz) in the control signal (ankle moment) is sustained independently of external disturbances and exaggerated in Parkinson's disease. Does resonance or limit cycles in the neurophysiological feedback loop cause this oscillation? We investigate two...
journal article 2022
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Li, Shuguang (author), Awale, Samer A. (author), Bacher, Katharine E. (author), Buchner, Thomas J. (author), Della Santina, C. (author), Wood, Robert J. (author), Rus, Daniela (author)
Today's use of large-scale industrial robots is enabling extraordinary achievement on the assembly line, but these robots remain isolated from the humans on the factory floor because they are very powerful, and thus dangerous to be around. In contrast, the soft robotics research community has proposed soft robots that are safe for human...
journal article 2022
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Erkelens, Folkert (author)
Legged locomotion is a discrete event system (DES) due to the ever changing contact states of each leg. As such, it requires a nonlinear modelling method to predict the trajectory of a legged robot. One such robot has been focused on throughout this thesis; the six legged "Zebro''. With its half-circular legs, the Zebro is well suited for...
master thesis 2021
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Meijneke, C. (author), van Oort, G. (author), Sluiter, V. (author), van Asseldonk, E. (author), Tagliamonte, N. L. (author), Tamburella, F. (author), Pisotta, I. (author), Masciullo, M. (author), Arquilla, M. (author), Molinari, M. (author), Wu, A. R. (author), Dzeladini, F. (author), Ijspeert, A. J. (author), van der Kooij, H. (author)
In this paper, we present the design, control, and preliminary evaluation of the Symbitron exoskeleton, a lower limb modular exoskeleton developed for people with a spinal cord injury. The mechanical and electrical configuration and the controller can be personalized to accommodate differences in impairments among individuals with spinal cord...
journal article 2021
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Wyss, Dario (author), Pennycott, Andrew (author), Bartenbach, Paul (author), Riener, Robert (author), Vallery, H. (author)
Series Elastic Actuation decouples actuator inertia from the interaction ports and is thus advantageous for force-controlled devices. Parallel or even passive compliance can fulfill a complementary role by compensating for gravitational or periodic inertial forces or by providing passive guidance. Here, these concepts are combined in an...
journal article 2019
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Kinkelaar, Laurens (author)
The ZeBRo (Dutch abbreviation: Zesbenige Robot, six-legged robot), is a walking robot designed by the TU Delft, with its foundations on the RHex. The current version of the ZeBRo project, the DeciZebro, is made for the research to swarming in robotics, and is about the size of an A4-paper. <br/>To counter these shortcomings of CPG (a method to...
master thesis 2018
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Kersbergen, B. (author)
The operation of many systems can be described by the timing of events. When the system behavior can be described by equations that are "linear'' in the max-plus algebra, which has maximization and addition as its basic operations, the system is called a max-plus-linear system. In many of these systems the order of the events may need to be...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Tucker, M.R. (author), Olivier, J. (author), Pagel, A. (author), Bleuler, H. (author), Bouri, M. (author), Lambercy, O. (author), Del R Millan, J. (author), Riener, R. (author), Vallery, H. (author), Gassert, R. (author)
Technological advancements have led to the development of numerous wearable robotic devices for the physical assistance and restoration of human locomotion. While many challenges remain with respect to the mechanical design of such devices, it is at least equally challenging and important to develop strategies to control them in concert with the...
journal article 2015
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Verdaasdonk, B.W. (author), Koopman, H.F.J.M. (author), Van der Helm, F.C.T. (author)
Like human walking, passive dynamic walking—i.e. walking down a slope with no actuation except gravity—is energy efficient by exploiting the natural dynamics. In the animal world, neural oscillators termed central pattern generators (CPGs) provide the basic rhythm for muscular activity in locomotion. We present a CPG model, which automatically...
journal article 2009
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