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GRASP Special Seminar: Marcell Missura, University of Bonn in Germany, “Balanced Bipedal Walking with Capture Steps”

October 6, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Abstract: Bipedal Walking is a balance critical full body motion that demands fast controller response in order to maintain
stability with the right steps at the right time. Aside from the complexity of the walking motion itself, sensor and
actuation noise on real hardware combined with latency in the sensomotoric feedback loop make the computation of well
placed footsteps a particularly challenging task. In this presentation, an inverted pendulum based method will be
introduced that produces an omnidirectional walk with a good amount of stability for various disturbances. Footstep
locations and step timing are computed efficiently in closed form. During the presentation you will be able to enjoy
videos of a famous soccer robot defending its balance while being tortured in push experiments.


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Marcell Missura is a PhD student at the University of Bonn in Germany. His focus is the research of bipedal walking.
Marcell is also the team leader of the robot soccer team NimbRo that earned the world champion title in the TeenSize
class of the RoboCup Humanoid League several years in a row.


October 6, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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