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This is a workshop dedicated to the study of human or robot locomotion. Dynamic Walking
is an approach that emphasizes the mechanics of the legs, attempting to harness or
understand them for the purpose of making control simpler or more economical. The approach
stems from the principles of passive dynamic walking developed by Tad McGeer, extending those
principles for actively powered walking. The workshop differs from mainstream conferences in
- Highly informal and fluid format, to promote open sharing of information
- Interdisciplinary forum for shared interests of biomechanists, roboticists, neurophysiologists, and computer scientists
- Educational mission intended to disseminate knowledge and methodology of Dynamic Walking
Dynamic Walking 2006 will include:
Dynamic Walking 2006 is a continuation of a series of informal meetings that began
in 2004. Previous meetings have been held at Cornell University, University of Michigan, and
Carnegie Mellon University.
- Tutorials covering topics such as dynamical equations of motion,
limit cycle and stability analysis, and feedback control and estimation
- Keynote and invited presentations delivered by leading researchers
- Submitted presentations of new research and methodology
- Moderated forums for discussing emerging issues and challenges
Tad McGeer, The Insitu Group
Chris Atkeson, Carnegie Mellon University
Steve Collins, University of Michigan
Max Donelan, Simon Fraser University
Andy Ruina, Cornell University
Martijn Wisse, Delft University
Art Kuo, University of Michigan