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A Stable Quadrupedal Jumping Control based on SLIP Dynamics Realization with High Reduction Ratio Actuator
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  • Jeongwoo Hong ,
  • Sangjin Bae ,
  • JinSong Hong ,
  • Changmin Yeo ,
  • Sehoon Oh
Jeongwoo Hong
Daegu Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)

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Sangjin Bae
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JinSong Hong
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Changmin Yeo
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Sehoon Oh
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Recent quadruped robots achieve high performance motion control relying on optimization and reinforcement learning. However, there's ongoing research to achieve high performance motion control through dynamic motion implementation based on simple and dominant principles. In this paper, a control approach is proposed that employs admittance control in the rotating workspace to project the SLIP dynamics onto articulated legs, which describes the dynamic behavior of the compliant leg. Furthermore, a comprehensive control framework is presented that allows the motion control of the quadruped robot exploiting the SLIP dynamics by establishing a Jacobian that relates the motions of trunk and SLIP-realized legs. Notably, the robotic leg used in this work features high reduction ratio gears, typically unsuitable for the legged robots due to low backdrivability and significant joint nonlinearity. Through the vertical jumping motion, the effectiveness of the proposed method is validated, which enables the quadruped robot motion control with SLIP-realized legs, even with high gear ratio actuators.