Germann, Daniel; Hiller, Manfred; Schramm, Dieter:
Design and Control of the Quadruped Walking Robot ALDURO
In: 22nd International Symposium on Automation an Robotics in Construcktion, ISARC 2005 - University of Duisburg-Essen Chair of Mechatronics Lotharstraße 1, 47057 Duisburg, Germany, 2005
2005Buchaufsatz/Kapitel in Sammelwerk
Design and Control of the Quadruped Walking Robot ALDURO
Germann, Daniel; Hiller, ManfredLSF; Schramm, DieterLSF


Alduro is a four-legged walking robot. Its main goal is to operate in rugged terrain, translating the cartesian operator commands (joystick) into actuator space by coor- dinating the legs according to the users wish. At the same time static stability has to be guaranteed, obstacles have to be avoided and the posture of the main body kept. This re- quires an elaborate motion coordination and controller soft- ware. One possible way to organise this is described here: by isolating the physical robot from the motion generation (hardware abstraction layer), by using concurrent behav- iours for motion generation and by strict modularisation of the software. The selected tools and realtime operating system are described in the last sections.