JSME International Journal Series C Mechanical Systems, Machine Elements and Manufacturing
Online ISSN : 1347-538X
Print ISSN : 1344-7653
ISSN-L : 1344-7653
Design of a Redundantly Actuated Hip Mechanism
Byung Rok SOByung-Ju YI
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2006 Volume 49 Issue 1 Pages 253-259


In humanoid robotic system, many human-body motions such as walking, running, and jumping require large power. As one effort to achieve such high power-to-weight ratio, this paper proposes a new hip design using parallel kinematic chain involving redundant actuators. The kinematics for the hip mechanism is derived and a kinematic index to measure force transmission ratio is introduced. It is demonstrated through simulation that incorporation of redundant actuator into the hip mechanism enhances the power of the mechanism approximately 4 times of the minimum actuation. And the validity of the simulation result was verified through experimental works.

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© 2006 by The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers
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