Dynamic Walking 2017
RAMlab members ventured to the Åland Islands of Finland for Dynamic Walking 2017. Honorary RAMlab member Keith Buffinton also enjoyed his first DW experience with the team.
RAMlab Winter Outing
The team enjoyed dinner at Ypbor Yan in Ann Arbor after a fun afternoon playing laser tag (February 2017).
Our team: (Top row left to right) Zhenyu Gan, Wyatt Felt, Kim Ingraham, Nils Smit-Anseeuw, Katelyn Fry, Rodney Gleason, Khai Yi Chin. (Bottom row left to right) Pascal Knecht, Kevin Green, C. David Remy, Yevgeniy Yesilevskiy, Jeff Koller
A Comparison of Series and Parallel Elasticity in a Monoped Hopper
In this project, Series Elastic Actuation (where the motor moves the location of the top of the spring) and Parallel Elastic Actuation (where the motor contract the entire leg length) are compared by looking at energetically optimal trajectories and parameters.