In this paper, a mechanical structure with 26 DOFs (degrees of freedom) is proposed so that an implemented small-size humanoid robot named TWNHR-3 is able to accomplish the man-like walking motion. The height and weight of the implemented robot is 46 cm and 3.1 kg, respectively. There are 2 DOFs on the head, 2 DOFs on the trunk, 4 DOFs on each arm, and 7 DOFs on each leg. Some basic walking experiments of TWNHR-3 are presented to illustrate that the proposed mechanical structure lets the robot move forward, turn, and slip effectively.
Industrial Electronics Society, 2007. IECON 2007. 33rd Annual Conference of the IEEE, pp.451-454