In this paper, an analytical formula for the determination of the center of mass position in humanoid platforms is proposed and tested in a real humanoid robot. The formula uses the force-torque values obtained by the two force-torque sensors applied on the feet of the robot and the measured currents required from the motors to maintain balance as inputs. The proposed formula outputs the real center of mass position that minimizes the errors between real humanoid robots and virtual models. Data related to the Zero Moment Point positions and to the joint movements are compared with the target values, showing how the application of the proposed formula enables achieving better repeatability and predictability of the static and dynamic robot behaviour.

Dynamic balance optimization in biped robots: Physical modeling, implementation and tests using an innovative formula

G. G. Muscolo;
2015

Abstract

In this paper, an analytical formula for the determination of the center of mass position in humanoid platforms is proposed and tested in a real humanoid robot. The formula uses the force-torque values obtained by the two force-torque sensors applied on the feet of the robot and the measured currents required from the motors to maintain balance as inputs. The proposed formula outputs the real center of mass position that minimizes the errors between real humanoid robots and virtual models. Data related to the Zero Moment Point positions and to the joint movements are compared with the target values, showing how the application of the proposed formula enables achieving better repeatability and predictability of the static and dynamic robot behaviour.
CoM; Humanoid robots; Locomotion; Mass error; Posture control; ZMP
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