Legged vehicle control and vibration reduction

Riadh Zaier*, Jamil Abdo

*Corresponding author for this work

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This paper presents a design method of controller reducing the vibration of the upper body of a legged vehicle during locomotion. To design locomotion pattern generator, instead of using non-linear dynamics models and solving complex equations, the control strategy is simply based on the use of piecewise linear oscillators and a few parameters that can be easily obtained and tuned. In this research framework, we present tuning algorithms of both the rolling profile and the feedback controllers gains such that the mechanical vibration in the legged vehicle during locomotion is attenuated. As a result, stable and smooth locomotion is obtained. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated by experimental results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-94
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012


  • Legged vehicle
  • Motionpattern generation
  • Rhythmic motion
  • Vibration reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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