Delft Pneumatic Bipeds

  • Martijn Wisse
  • Richard Q. van der Linde

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 127-136

About this book


Walking is simple for most of us, but two-legged robots (bipeds) are often slow, complex, inefficient, heavy, and have robotic-looking motions. What makes human walking so graceful? Can this be replicated with human-like robots?

Martijn Wisse and Richard Q. van der Linde provide a detailed description of their research on pneumatic biped robots at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The book covers the basic theory - passive dynamic walking - and explains the implementation of pneumatic McKibben muscles in a series of successful prototypes.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Martijn Wisse
    • 1
  • Richard Q. van der Linde
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72807-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72808-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
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