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Reactive coordination: stabilizing common quadrupedal gaits without CPGs

Avik De
January 31, 2017
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Reactive coordination: stabilizing common quadrupedal gaits without CPGs

This talk was presented at a Neuroscience conference at Tulane University in January 2017

Avik De

January 31, 2017
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  1. Reactive coordination: stabilizing common quadrupedal gaits without CPGs NSF CABiR

    (CDI 1028237) ONR/OSD Vanevar Bush Fellowship N00014-16-1-2817 Avik De and Daniel E. Koditschek Electrical & Systems Engg, University of Penn. Overview Methods and Results Retraction Preflexive Phase control Informational coupling* References [Klavins 02] E. Klavins, H. Komsuoglu, R. J. Full, and D. E. Koditschek, “The Role of Reflexes versus Central Pattern Generators in Dynamical Legged Locomotion,” in Neurotechnology for Biomimetic Robots, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002, pp. 351–382. [Klavins 02] Background: Clocked (CPG) vs. Reflex • [Klavins 02] compares two strategies on two simple models • Uncovers “the value of feedback as a hedge against environmental uncertainty” • Suggests two axes of exploration (left) • General structure of reflex coordination (right) Informational coupling* RHex Minitaur New agenda: template composition • Templates are “peripheral” dynamical systems • Flexible methodology for gait synthesis New application: virtual bipedal quadruped gaits • Controllers designed on vertical hopper(s) • Tuning at the template level • E.g. leaping while running (right) accomplished by template energization (no centralized tuning nor coordination required) Virtual leg recruitment New template for preflexive coordination: slot hopper (left) • Exhibits 2 types of preflexive coordination • Key parameter: non-dimensional inertia • Analytical stability proofs New coordination: phase/attitude control • Only “centralized” sensor information is body attitude • Changes frequency of individual hopper • Shown as , preflexive (left) Empirical anchoring to virtual biped 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 Simulation Experiment Change mass concentration