Lecture 16: Compliance

author: Oussama Khatib, Computer Science Department, Stanford University
published: Jan. 11, 2010,   recorded: January 2008,   views: 2852
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"So this video is about a very important aspect of robotics, which is compliant motion. You see, the sponge is pushing up, and you see no reflection on the sponge, right? That means there is no force applied. Here, we are coming to a surface that is unknown, and the robot is sliding over the surface. So it's making contact at different points, even if we remove the whole object. Now here is a wavy surface that is being followed just by saying press down and move to the right, cleaning a window without breaking it. It's very important..."

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