SoftBank Robotics documentation What's new in NAOqi 2.8?


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See also

NAO only - nao Hardware FSR

What it does

The ALFSR module generates the event footContactChanged() whenever the foot contact changes.

  • If the SoftBank Robotics robot has at least one foot on the ground, the event is raised with the value True
  • If the SoftBank Robotics robot has no feet on the ground, the event is raised with the value False

The module also generates several values in ALMemory: footContact, leftFootContact, rightFootContact, leftFootTotalWeight, rightFootTotalWeight.

How it works

NAO has four FSRs under each foot.

The aim of these sensors is to determine whether the SoftBank Robotics robot’s feet are touching the ground or not. This information is used during the walk, where at least one foot must maintain contact with the ground while walking, otherwise the walk is stopped.

For more details, see Kill the walk task when the robot is lifted.

Performances and Limitations

The value returned by leftFootTotalWeight and rightFootTotalWeight is not accurate enough to be meaningful, only the difference between two successive values has an interest.