How to calculate joint kinematics using motion capture data?

The presentation shows the way to calculate joint kinematics using motion capture data. There are two methods to get the joint kinematics using different software; Vicon Nexus with Plug-in-Gait Model and OpenSim. The slides explain the detail calculation for Plug-in-Gait Model and OpenSim processing. This presentation is made by Sumin Park.

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Computer Simulations of a Humanoid Robot Capable of Walking Like Fashion Models

This post is from the article ‘Computer Simulations of a Humanoid Robot Capable of Walking Like Fashion Models’ by Jimmy Or.   Abstract Conventional humanoid robots are unable to exhibit the kind of rolling movements at the waist and the body trunk stereo typically associated with the walking style of adult females. For example, a conventional robot cannot perform the walk known as “the catwalk”…

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NAO humanoid robot

Nao is an autonomous, programmable humanoid robot developed by Aldebaran Robotics, a French startup company headquartered in Paris.  The robot’s development began with the launch of Project Nao in 2004. On 15 August 2007, Nao replaced Sony’s robot dog Aibo as the robot used in the Robot Soccer World Cup (Robocup) Standard Platform League (SPL), an international robotics competition. The Nao was used in RoboCup 2008 and 2009, and the NaoV3R was…

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