This paper presents a framework to generate energy efficient dynamic human-like walk for a Nao humanoid robot. We first extend the inverted pendulum model with the goal of finding an energy efficient and stable walking gait. In this model, we propose a leg control policy which utilizes joint stiffness control. We use policy gradient reinforcement learning to identify the optimal parameters of the new gait for a Nao humanoid robot. We successfully test the control policy in a simulator and on a real Nao robot. The test results show that the new control policy realizes a dynamic walk that is more energy efficient than the standard walk of Nao robot. © 2014 IEEE.
Sun, Z., & Roos, N. (2014). An energy efficient dynamic gait for a Nao robot. In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, ICARSC 2014 (pp. 267–272). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICARSC.2014.6849797