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Realization of foot rotation by breaking the kinematic contact constraint

  • Xuechao Chen (a1) (a2) (a3), Qiang Huang (a1) (a2) (a3), Zhangguo Yu (a1) (a2) (a3), Jing Li (a1) (a2) (a3), Gan Ma (a1) (a2) (a3), Libo Meng (a1) (a2) (a3) and Junyao Gao (a1) (a2) (a3)...


Previous research has revealed that foot rotation of the supporting foot in a single support phase could increase walking speed. This paper presents a method for force-controlled bipeds to realize foot rotation by breaking the kinematic contact constraint between the supporting foot and the ground. An inverse dynamics controller is proposed to make the biped model controllable even when the constraint is broken. In addition, a linear inverted pendulum model is extended to make its ZMP adjustable so that the ZMP can be predefined as required. When the planned ZMP is in the toe, the kinematic contact constraint will be broken and foot rotation can be achieved. A walking simulation demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed method.


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