Finally, after first submitting our article to IEEE Transactions on Robotics on December, 13th 2013, after 3 reviews and one change in paper format our new article “Exciting engineered passive dynamics in a bipedal robot” is finally online and will be published in the upcoming issue.
Building ankle prostheses and orthoses for patients who lost their lower limb or are missing gait functions due to neurological or muscular deficits has taken a large amount of research. This will be a brief overview over existing devices with short descriptions of principle and function. This list is not complete and will be updated. Continue reading
The control objective for bipedal gait is a matter of debate in the biomechanics community. Model driven studies suggested stability in the sense of aiming for returning to a previous steady-state after perturbation. Experiments with birds, the largest population of bipedal animals, in combination with a simulation study suggests that the control objective might be something else. Check out our new article in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
It took a while, but the paper on spring-mass walking with the ATRIAS robot is resubmitted to ‘IEEE Transaction on Robotics’. The new video can be found on the ATRIAS page in this blog.
A video from the robot demonstration at Dynamic Walking. See me in the Locomat (0:43).
The last published paper “Impulsive ankle push-off powers leg swing in human walking.” has generated some great feedback at the 2014 Dynamic Walking conference in Zurich. The current metrics also suggest, that our article has hit a nerve. I hope we can continue on that soon!
The press release made it to India, taken up by Press Trust of India (PTI) and published by “The Free Press Journal” from Mumbai, though quite exaggerating. The Indian “Business Standard” and “TruthDive“covered the story, too. The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society shared the story on Facebook and the Chinese “TransMed” said something about it. It can be found on the UK-based Aso-robotics blog, RadioAllen in Chile, Russian “Science in the 21st century’“, and Croatian “Dalje.com” and on “Robotics Tomorrow“.