Robotics » Humanoid Robotics

Biped Robots

Edited by Armando Carlos Pina Filho, ISBN 978-953-307-216-6, 332 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published February 04, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/578
Edited Volume

Biped robots represent a very interesting research subject, with several particularities and scope topics, such as: mechanical design, gait simulation, patterns generation, kinematics, dynamics, equilibrium, stability, kinds of control, adaptability, biomechanics, cybernetics, and rehabilitation technologies. We have diverse problems related to these topics, making the study of biped robots a very complex subject, and many times the results of researches are not totally satisfactory. However, with scientific and technological advances, based on theoretical and experimental works, many researchers have collaborated in the evolution of the biped robots design, looking for to develop autonomous systems, as well as to help in rehabilitation technologies of human beings. Thus, this book intends to present some works related to the study of biped robots, developed by researchers worldwide.