Fusion of Force-Torque Sensors, Inertial Measurements Units and Proprioception for a Humanoid Kinematics-Dynamics Observation


We present a scheme where the measurements obtained through inertial measurement units (IMU), contact-force sensors and proprioception (joint encoders) are merged in order to observe humanoid unactuated floating-base dynamics. The sensor data fusion is implemented using an Extended Kalman Filter. The prediction part is constituted by viscoelastic contacts assumption and a model expressing at the origin the full body dynamics. The correction is achieved using embedded IMU and force sensor. Simulation and experimentation on HRP-2 robot show a state observation with improves inter-sensor consistency but also increased reconstruction accuracy.

2015 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Nov 2015, Seoul, South Korea