Dynamics and control of the Reaction Mass Pendulum (RMP) as a 3D multibody system: Application to humanoid modeling

Amit K. Sanyal, Ambarish Goswami

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Abstract

Humans and humanoid robots are often modeled with different types of inverted pendulum models in order to simplify the dynamic analysis of gait, balance and fall. We have earlier introduced the Reaction Mass Pendulum (RMP), an extension of the traditional inverted pendulum models, which explicitly captures the variable rotational inertia and angular momentum of the human or humanoid. In this paper we present a thorough analysis of the RMP, which is treated as a 3D multibody system in its own right. We derive the complete kinematics and dynamics equations of the RMP system and obtain its equilibrium conditions. Next we present a nonlinear control scheme that stabilizes this underactuated system about an unstable set with a vertically upright configuration for the "leg" of the RMP. Finally we demonstrate the effectiveness of this controller in simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011
Pages589-596
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011 - Arlington, VA, United States
Duration: Oct 31 2011Nov 2 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2011 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference and Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, DSCC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityArlington, VA
Period10/31/1111/2/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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