Course on Models of Walking & Running @ IIT Madras [July 22-27]: Registrations Open

By: Vanshika A | 23 Apr 2019 11:25 PM
About the Course

This course is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students who wish to broaden their knowledge of biped locomotion as it applies to both human biomechanics and legged robots. The course will introduce the inverted pendulum model of walking, the spring-loaded inverted pendulum (SLIP) model of running, and the dual-SLIP model that enables seamless transition between the two gaits. Students will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of how these models capture the critical characteristics of human locomotion and how they can inform the design and control of robot gaits.

On completing this course, students will be able to:
• describe the primary mechanisms of energy savings in human walking and running gaits;
• formulate template models that capture key aspects (kinematic, dynamic, energetic, etc.) of human walking and running gaits;
• identify the advantages and limitations of template models of human locomotion; and
• apply template models of locomotion to improve dynamic legged robot control.


Students and professionals working in the areas of biomechanics, robotics, and medicine (especially orthopaedics, prosthetics and rehabilitation).

Registration Fees

Student participants from IIT Madras or other approved institutes of GIAN – Rs. 500 per credit
Non-student participants – Rs. 1500 per credit.
These fees apply toward participation in the course, obtaining course material, computer use for tutorials and assignments, and laboratory equipment usage.


Phone: (044) 2257 5695/4728

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