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Using a gyro as a tool for continuously variable lateral stabilisation of dynamic bipeds
journal contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by N Mayer, K Masui, Matthew BrowneMatthew Browne, M Asada, M Ogino
We present simulations of different types of biped walking machines that are stabilized in the lateral direction by adding a gyro. The simulations show that, in principle, it is indeed possible to stabilise biped walking machines. Examples presented in this work include a three-dimensional version of the simplest walking model, which is based on earlier investigations, and an actuated biped robot. Here, the gyro is used as a reaction wheel. Finally, a rotor–brake combination is outlined that was used in an artistic biped robot at the Aichi World Exhibition.