Kinetostatic Analysis of an Articulated Walking Mechanism

  • F. MoldovanEmail author
  • V. Dolga
  • C. Pop
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 3)


The mathematical model for kinetostatic analysis of Jansen’s type walking mechanism is presented in this paper. This mechanism will be implemented in the structure of a walking robot. Simulation results from CAD programs are also presented for validation of the mathematical model and for analyzing the 3D model of the mechanism. From a structural point of view the investigated mechanism consists in eight bar elements connected through revolute joints. The shape of the leg mechanism described is similar with the original one proposed by Theo Jansen.


Walking mechanism Structural analysis Kinetostatics Virtual prototype Simulation 



This work was partially supported by the strategic grant POSDRU/88/1.5/S/50783, Project ID50783 (2009), co-financed by the European Social Fund – Investing in People, within the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007 – 2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.“Politehnica” University of TimisoaraTimisoaraRomania

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