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Method for controlling a humanoid robot

The invention relates to a method for controlling a humanoid robot (10) comprising two legs (12, 13) each ending in a foot (14, 15) capable of bearing on a floor (16) and enabling the movement of thereof. The invention is particularly useful for controlling the walk of a humanoid robot which is as similar as possible to that of a human. According to the invention, the method involves using a conservation equation for the average total energy during a standard stride to determine the parameters required to perform the next stride.

Publication number: WO2010128088A1 | Search similar patents

Key for actuating a plurality of humanoid robot mechanisms

The invention relates to a device that includes a key (60) and a humanoid robot including a plurality of mechanisms (70) actuatable from outside the robot, which is characterized in that each mechanism (70) includes a connection interface (72) into which the key (60) can be inserted. The interface (72) for connecting each mechanism (70) is configured such that inserting the key (60) actuates the mechanism (70). Advantageously, the key (60) includes two elongate fingers (61a, 61b) that are to be simultaneously inserted into two longitudinal openings (73a, 73b).

Publication number: WO2015185530A1 | Search similar patents

Pc-based module-type humanoid robot platform

The present invention relates to a PC-based module-type humanoid robot. A PC-based module-type humanoid robot platform includes: a main control device using one general PC or a plurality of general PCs for a plurality of users as a main control device; and a plurality of robot modules controlled on a bus by the main control device having an allocated original ID according to a communication protocol. Therefore, according to the present invention, since a PC operates as the main control device, the PC-based module-type humanoid robot platform, in which a humanoid robot can autonomously make determinations and perform actions according to the situation and surroundings thereof without a user operating a controller, is provided.

Publication number: WO2012102442A1 | Search similar patents

Safety of a humanoid-type robot

The invention relates to a humanoid-type robot (10') comprising two elements (1, 2) and an articulation (20) with at least one degree of freedom that connects the two elements (1, 2), the articulation (20) allowing travel in a given range (?) during operation, a first (1) of the two elements being intended to come into contact with a stop (22) belonging to a second (2) of the two elements at the end of the range (?). According to the invention, the robot (10) also comprises at least one switch. The switch is configured to actuate an electrical contact when a force exerted on the stop (22) by the first element (1) exceeds a given force.

Publication number: WO2015185670A1 | Search similar patents

Anti-jamming system in a humanoid-type robot

The invention relates to the safety of use of a humanoid-type robot. The humanoid-type robot comprises two elements (2, 3) and an articulation (11) with at least one degree of freedom that connects the two elements, the two elements each comprising a skin (22, 23) delimiting the outer surface thereof, the articulation (11) allowing movement in a given range, a first of the two elements (2, 3) being intended to come substantially into contact with a region (25, 26) of the skin (22, 23) of a second of the two elements at one end of the range. According to the invention, the region (25, 26) is flexible such that it can be deformed by a given distance with a force less than a given force. The first element (3) is coupled to the second element (2) by passing through the flexible region (26).

Publication number: WO2015185671A1 | Search similar patents

Secure, motor-driven hinge to be provided on a humanoid robot

The invention relates to a secure, motor-driven hinge to be mounted between a first and second member of a humanoid robot, characterized in that said hinge includes: a motor (21) including a stationary portion (25), to be connected to the first member, and a movable portion (26), movable relative to the stationary portion (25) and intended for connecting to the second member relative to the first member; a brake (22) capable of exerting a force on the movable portion (26) of the motor (21) by means of a spring effect, such as to prevent the movable portion (26) from moving relative to the stationary portion (25); and an actuator (23) capable of moving the brake (22) by opposing the spring effect such as to release the movable portion (26) of the engine (25) from the force of the brake (22) and enabling the motor (21) to move the movable portion (26) relative to the stationary portion (25).

Publication number: WO2015185748A1 | Search similar patents

Shock-absorbing device for a humanoid robot

The invention relates to a shock-absorbing device for a humanoid robot including: a rigid structure connected to the humanoid robot; an outer shell (21, 23) capable of changing shape; and a shock absorber (22, 24). The shock absorber (22, 24) consists of a flexible cellular structure including a set of cells that extend outward in a main direction (X), are rigidly connected to the rigid structure (20) at a first end in the main direction (X), and are connected to the deformable outer shell (21, 23) at a second end opposite the first end in the main direction (X). Advantageously, the outer shell (21) is also directly connected to the rigid structure by means of at least one silent-block, shock-absorbing attachment. The invention also relates to a humanoid robot, and particularly to the head of a humanoid robot, including such a shock-absorbing device.

Publication number: WO2015169894A1 | Search similar patents

Actuation of a hand intended for being provided on a humanoid robot

The invention relates to a hand intended for being provided on a humanoid robot. The hand (10) comprises a palm (11) and a plurality of fingers (13, 14, 15, 16, 17) motorised relative to the palm (11). According to the invention, the hand (10) includes one actuator (101, 102) shared by a plurality of fingers (14, 15, 16, 17) and a spreader (103, 104) making it possible to distribute a force exerted by the actuator (101, 102) onto the fingers (14, 15, 16, 17).

Publication number: WO2015110521A1 | Search similar patents

Actuation of a hand to be provided on a humanoid robot

The invention relates to a hand to be provided on a humanoid robot. The hand includes a palm and a plurality of fingers (12, 13, 14). Each finger (12, 13, 14) is movable, relative to the palm, between a rest position, maintained by means of a spring effect, and a compressed position, obtained by driving a connecting part (22, 23, 24) using the palm countering the spring effect. Said hand is characterized in that it includes a motor-driven shaft (20), connected to the connecting part (22, 23, 24) of each finger (12, 13, 14), and configured such as to move at least one first finger (12) and at least one second finger (13), respectively, from the rest position to the compressed position, by rotating the motor-driven shaft (20), in a first rotational direction and in an opposite direction, respectively.

Publication number: WO2015169886A1 | Search similar patents

System and method for robotic or remotely controlled intervention

The system for robotic or remotely controlled intervention comprises a mobile robotic platform (12) and at least one humanoid platform (16) which is capable of being transported by the mobile robotic platform, said mobile robotic platform comprising means (20) for receiving said at least one humanoid platform and for securely transporting same. The method for robotic or remotely controlled intervention comprises a step of moving a mobile robotic platform (12) which transports at least one humanoid platform (16) from a first area to a second area in order for said at least one humanoid platform to intervene in the second area.

Publication number: WO2014009648A1 | Search similar patents

Improvement to the assembly of a robot of humanioid nature

The invention relates to the improvement of the assembly of a robot of humanoid nature comprising two elements and a joint having at least one degree of freedom in rotation connecting the two elements about an axis, it being possible for the joint to be assembled and dismantled so as to attach and detach the two elements. According to the invention, the robot further comprises: � a casing (30) of circular section fixed to a first of the two elements and extending along an axis (35) substantially parallel to the axis of rotation of the joint, � a cable having two ends (36, 37) of which a first (36) is connected to the first element and a second (37) is connected to the second element. The cable is partially wound up inside the casing (30) about the axis (35) of the casing (30) and extends out of the casing (30) as far as the second end (37) thereof. Between a configuration in which the two elements are detached and a configuration in which the two elements are attached, elasticity of the cable allows same to wind up in the casing (30). The robot is assembled by first of all connecting the cable (30) at the two ends thereof then by mechanically assembling the joint.

Publication number: WO2016016239A1 | Search similar patents

Actuator device, humanoid robot, and power assist device

[Problem] To provide an actuator device with which it is possible to perform force control at a high output and a small size. [Solution] An actuator device (1000) is provided with an electromagnetic coil member (110) disposed around the outer periphery of a cylinder (100) at a predetermined width, and a movable element (200) that can slide within the cylinder (100) as a piston. The movable element (200) has a magnetic force member (202) and moves relatively due to the excitation of the electromagnetic coil member (110). A first chamber (106a) and a second chamber (106b) are supplied with a fluid such that, when the movable element (200) is moved relatively due to the excitation of the electromagnetic coil member (110), the movable element (200) is driven in the same direction.

Publication number: WO2015182634A1 | Search similar patents

Humanoid robot

?Disclosed is a humanoid robot with which it is possible to identify an individual through a natural action. This humanoid robot shakes hands with a person, thereby acquiring biological information about the person and identifying the individual. In particular, a near-infrared emission device and a near-infrared sensor are provided on the hand of the humanoid robot. In a state in which the humanoid robot is shaking hands with a person, near infrared light emitted from the near-infrared emission device illuminates the inside of the hand of the person, and the near-infrared sensor reads the vein pattern. The vein pattern is recorded and matched to identify the individual.

Publication number: WO2016035759A1 | Search similar patents

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