Friday, 21 of November of 2014

Dynamically stabilized biped robot – Will Liska – 2011

Will Liska (2011 Physics Graduate, Minor Mathematics) worked on the computer model of a dynamically stabilized biped robot.  Physics concepts of linear and angular momentum, moment of inertia, and torques were incorporated into a computer model to simulate the stability of a bipedal balanced object.  “Shoves” could be given to the robot and the program attempted to keep the robot stable (and graphically illustrated the action).  Various complexities in the model and the calculations limited the extent of the development of the model.  Advisor: Dr. William Madden (wmadden@ltu.edu).