RBE Colloquium Series Presents
Dr. Yan Gu
Modeling, Planning, and Control of Bipedal Robotic Walking
Bipedal robots can navigate environments prohibitively challenging for wheeled or tracked robots. They can also readily adapt to human environments without significant modification of existing facilities such as ladders and stairs. In addition, research on bipedal robotic walking can enhance our understanding of human walking biomechanics and advance research on robot-assisted rehabilitation. However, creating high-performance bipedal robotic walking remains a difficult challenge due to the complex dynamic behaviors of bipedal robots. In this talk, Dr. Yan Gu will discuss the development of a locomotion control framework based on full-order dynamic modeling, optimization-based motion planning, nonlinear control, and formal stability analysis, which can be used to achieve stable, versatile, agile, and efficient bipedal robotic walking. Dr. Gu will also briefly introduce her recent research on robot-assisted human walking in this talk.
Dr. Yan Gu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2011, and a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2017. She was a recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship and the Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching at Purdue University. Her research interests include legged robot locomotion, robot-assisted rehabilitation, dynamic modeling, nonlinear control, and hybrid systems.
Friday, November 30, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
60 Gateway Park, GP 1002