Biped locomotion using CPG with sensory interaction

Maki K. Habib, Keigo Watanabe, Kiyotaka Izumi

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This article presents the design and analysis of a controller based on a biologically inspired central pattern generator (CPG) network of mutually coupled Matsuoka nonlinear oscillators to generate adaptive rhythmic human like movement for biped robots.. The paper focuses on the way in which the sensory signals feedback contribute to generate dynamic, stable and sustained rhythmic movements with robust gaits for biped robots. In addition, the paper shows how the driving input and external perturbation affect the speed of locomotion and change the period of its own active phase. The new design was studied through interaction between simulated interconnection coupling dynamics with 6 links and a musculoskeletal model with 6 degrees of freedom (DOFs) of a biped robot. The robot used the weighted outputs of mutually inhibited oscillators as torques to actuate its joints. The implemented model helps to realize the interaction between the controller, the mechanism of the robot, and the environment. In addition, it helps to study the necessary conditions for efficient generation of stable rhythmic walking at different speed, on different type of terrains and robustness in response to disturbances. Evaluations of the developed CPG based adaptive bipedal locomotion are carried out through simulations with successful testing results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE ISIE 2009, IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, IEEE ISIE 2009 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 5 2009Jul 8 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics


OtherIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, IEEE ISIE 2009
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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