Robotics & Automation

Powered Knee-Ankle Prosthesis Handles Steep Declines

New from the Locomotor Control Systems Laboratory  at the University of Michigan, this video shows the first test of their continuous-in-phase impedance controller walking at a steep decline (-10 degrees) at 1 m/s. This controller requires no manual tuning, greatly reducing configuration time. Experiments with amputee participants are on the horizon.