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Jonathan Hurst: Designing robots to walk and run | CMU RI Seminar

curated by | April 3, 2016

“Jonathan W. Hurst is the College of Engineering Dean’s Professor of Robotics in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, and the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Agility Robotics.” Part of his abstract follows: “Legged locomotion is a challenging physical interaction task: underactuation, unexpected impacts, and large and rapidly changing forces and velocities are commonplace. Utilizing passive hardware dynamics in tight integration with the software control, with both aspects of “behavior design” considered together as part of the overall design process, can drastically improve the performance of a machine as measured by efficiency, agility, and robustness to disturbances.”

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