Robot Demonstrates Human-Like, Multi-Contact Walking

The AMBER Lab in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Texas A&M University focuses on both theoretical and experimental research in bipedal robotics, locomotion, nonlinear and hybrid systems, and prosthetic design. AMBER Lab researchers recently demonstrated the human-like, multi-contact locomotion on their bipedal robot AMBER2. The robot has achieved sustainable walking with heel-life and toe-strike behaviors via torque control. Three different types of actuation are exhibited throughout the walking gait - full actuation, underactuation, and over-actuation.