Benchmarking human-like posture and locomotion of humanoid robots: A preliminary scheme

Diego Torricelli, Rahman S.M. Mizanoor, Jose Gonzalez, Vittorio Lippi, Georg Hettich, Lorenz Asslaender, Maarten Weckx, Bram Vanderborght, Strahinja Dosen, Massimo Sartori, Jie Zhao, Steffen Schüetz, Qi Liu, Thomas Mergner, Dirk Lefeber, Dario Farina, Karsten Berns, Jose L Pons

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Abstract

The difficulty in defining standard benchmarks for human likeness is a well-known problem in bipedal robotics. This paper proposes the conceptual design of a novel benchmarking scheme for bipedal robots based on existing criteria and benchmarks related to the sensorimotor mechanisms involved in human walking and posture. The proposed scheme aims to be sufficiently generic to permit its application to a wide range of bipedal platforms, and sufficiently specific to rigorously test the sensorimotor skills found in humans. The achievement of global consensus on the definition of human likeness has a crucial importance not only in the field of humanoid robotics, but also in neuroscience and clinical settings. The EU project H2R is specifically dealing with this problem. A preliminary solution is here given to encourage the international discussion on this topic within the scientific community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - Third International Conference, Living Machines 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages320-331
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319094342
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2014 - Milan, Italy
Duration: Jul 30 2014Aug 1 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8608 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2014
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period7/30/148/1/14

Keywords

  • Benchmarking
  • bipedal robots
  • human likeness
  • posture
  • standing
  • walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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