Online Dynamic Trajectory Optimization and Control for a Quadruped Robot

The proposed trajectory optimization framework is capable of generating dynamically stable base and footstep trajectories for multiple steps. The locomotion task can be defined with contact locations, base motion or both, making the algorithm suitable for multiple scenarios (e.g., presence of moving obstacles). The planner uses a simplified momentum-based task space model for the robot dynamics, allowing computation times that are fast enough for online replanning.