RAMone is the RAMlab’s first bipedal robot. It is based on the ScarlETH leg design and used to study efficient locomotion. A planarizer restricts its motion to the sagittal plane, which greatly simplifies control. With its high-compliance series elastic actuators, the robot exhibits a rich set of possible passive dynamic motions, and is used to study the exploitation of natural dynamics.
(6/8/2016) RAMlab Members Present at Dynamic Walking
Wyatt, Zhenyu, Yevgeniy, Jeff, Nils, Kim, Khai, and David all presented their latest work at the 2016 Dynamic Walking conference in Holly, Michigan. more...
(1/1/2016) Kevin Green and Annika Stoldt Win RISE Undergraduate Research Awards
Kevin Green and Annika Stoldt received awards during the mechanical engineering department's undergraduate symposium. Kevin won best senior presentation in Dynamics and Controls for his work on an active motion planarizer. Annika won best sophomore poster for her work on equine motion kinematics.
(12/5/2015) RAMlab hosts Make-a-Wish event
The RAMlab started a Make-a-Wish participant on their way to meet Big Hero 6 with a farewell party. The festivities included a tour of the lab, demos of the on-going research, and an interactive demo with a local FIRST Robotics team. more...
In this video RAMone walks using a modified version of the walking controller proposed by Jerry Pratt. An advantage of this controller is that it is force based so it handles foot disturbances gracefully. We show this disturbance correction by placing hard and soft objects under RAMone's feet as it walks.
Control of a Robotic Biped SURE 2015
This is a summary of Kevin Green's work in David Remy's RAMLab. He worked on control of the biped RAMone. RAMone is the RAMlab’s first bipedal robot. It is based on the ScarlETH leg design and used to study efficient locomotion.