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Optimal Estimation of the Centroidal Dynamics of Legged Robots

François Bailly 1, 2 Justin Carpentier 3 Philippe Souères 1
1 LAAS-GEPETTO - Équipe Mouvement des Systèmes Anthropomorphes
LAAS - Laboratoire d'analyse et d'architecture des systèmes
3 WILLOW - Models of visual object recognition and scene understanding
DI-ENS - Département d'informatique de l'École normale supérieure, Inria de Paris
Abstract : Estimating the centroidal dynamics of legged robots is crucial in the context of multi-contact locomotion of legged robots. In this paper, we formulate the estimation of centroidal dynamics as a maximum a posteriori problem and we use a differential dynamic programming approach for solving it. The soundness of the proposed approach is first validated on a simulated humanoid robot, where ground truth data is available, enabling error analysis, and then compared to other alternatives of the state of the art, namely an extend Kalman filter and a recursive complementary filter. The results demonstrate that, compared to other approaches, the proposed method reduces the estimation error on the centroidal state in addition to ensuring the dynamics consistency of the state trajectory. Finally, the effectiveness of the proposed method is illustrated on real measurements, obtained from walking experiments with the HRP-2 humanoid robot.
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François Bailly, Justin Carpentier, Philippe Souères. Optimal Estimation of the Centroidal Dynamics of Legged Robots. ICRA 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 2021, Xi’an, China. ⟨hal-03193940⟩



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