Hardware Support

The NAO Ankle Kit from Aldebaran Robotics lets users explore, design, and test behavior of this complex joint. The roll and pitch joints are controlled over a USB connection, enabling motor commands to be sent at high data rates (921.6 kbps), and motor encoder values to be returned back to Simulink®. You can use this system in teaching and research to explore the behavior of closed/open loop systems, review mechanical concepts, simulate systems, and much more.

With Simulink and related products, you can:

  • Import a CAD model from SolidWorks into Simulink
  • Simulate the mechanical system with Simscape Multibody™ and add electromechanical components with Simscape™
  • Design your control algorithms verified using 3-D simulation
  • Control the ankle-joint movement from Simulink using serial IO blocks

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