Developing a Humanoid Robot Platform
This paper is focused on developing a platform that helps researchers to create verify and implement their machine learning algorithms to a humanoid robot in real environment. The presented platform is durable, easy to fix, upgrade, fast to assemble and cheap. Also, using this platform we present an approach that solves a humanoid balancing problem, which uses only fully connected neural network as a basic idea for real time balancing. The method consists of 3 main conditions: 1) using different types of sensors detect the current position of the body and generate the input information for the neural network, 2) using fully connected neural network produce the correct output, 3) using servo-motors make movements that will change the current position to the new one. During field test the humanoid robot can balance on the moving platform that tilts up to 10 degrees to any direction. Finally, we have shown that using our platform we can do research and compare different neural networks in similar conditions which can be important for the researchers to do analyses in machine learning and robotics.
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