[ODE] Bounciness

Hampus hampus at sxp.se
Tue Jul 11 02:26:43 MST 2006

Hi Holger,

 From the description it looks like he is setting velocities using  

I don't think that approach is strongly discouraged.


11 jul 2006 kl. 14.43 skrev Holger Urbanek:

> On 7/10/06, Bob Prog <bobtheprog at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to simulate a walking biped using ODE.  When I set my  
> amotor
> velocities to try and take a step, the biped immediately hops into  
> the air
> in a forward motion.  I don't think the velocities I'm applying are  
> so great
> that it is warranting such a hop.  I would like to just cruise  
> along the
> Setting velocities while simulatig is strongly discouraged. Instead  
> of setting velocities directly use forces.  See also the FAQ of the  
> ODE-Manual.
> BTW: If you are using a real robot, you normaly have either a  
> position or a current (==force) interface. So, stick to forces to  
> have a realistic behaviour and a full-flavoured "realistic" set of  
> problems. ;-)
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