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KIT_007 Ankle for climbing stairs

We are going to replace iCub feet plates in order to increase the step length and climb some stairs.

IIT alias (used as ordering reference) KIT_007
Applicable to iCub 2.x, x≥5
Available onboard available as an option

Content material

Pieces Alias Description Code Wgst
1 RC_IIT_028_P_001 left foot shaped plate 15058
1 RC_IIT_028_P_002 right foot shaped plate 15059
12 V3-8--_-_U5933_C screw 3x8 – UNI5933 –hexagon socket countersunk head 2468

Assembly instruction

  • First of all we need to remove the sensorized sole from the foot loosening the screws in picture
the sole and its screws
  • Now we can separate the footplate and its cover loosening the screws green in picture
the screws that tight the foot plate to the robot
  • At this point we are going to separate cover and foot plate removing these screws

    imagine view
    how to separate foot plate from cover
  • Now we can follow the procedure back mounting the cover on the new foot plate

    imagine view
    the new foot plate
  • Tight it back to the robot using the screws provided in the UKIT_007.

  • Mount back the sensorized sole using the same screws as before

Software instructions

If you mount the KIT_007 on your iCub, the kinematics of the leg limb will change, so you will need to make sure that any model that you use in your high level software (in particular anything related to walking or in any case motion of the legs) will be changed appropriately.

In particular, if you rely on URDF models present in robotology/icub-models, make sure that your iCub model is correctly updated to include the changes of KIT_007.

If you do not know if your iCub model is present in robotology/icub-models or if it is updated, feel free to open an issue on robotology/icub-tech-support to ask about it.