Experimental Implementation of a “Target Dynamics” Controller on a Two-link

We report on our recent empirical success in the study of a two-link brachiating robot. The “target dynamics” controller developed in our previous work (1997) is implemented on a physical system in our laboratory. The swing locomotion and swing-up behavior of the robot as well as continuous locomotion have been successfully attained. The experimental results illustrate the effectiveness of our control strategy.