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 Louis 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
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems
Subtitle of host publicationThird International Conference, Living Machines 2014, Proceedings
EditorsArmin Duff, Nathan F. Lepora, Anna Mura, Tony J. Prescott, Paul F.M.J. Verschure
PublisherSpringer
Pages320-331
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-09435-9
ISBN (Print)9783319094342
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event3rd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2014 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 30 Jul 20141 Aug 2014
Conference number: 3
http://csnetwork.eu/livingmachines/conf2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume8608
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349
NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2014
Abbreviated titleLiving Machines 2014
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period30/07/141/08/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • Benchmarking
  • Bipedal robots
  • Human likeness
  • Posture
  • Standing
  • Walking

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