May 21-24, 2018  ·  Pensacola, Florida



About Dynamic Walking

An interdisciplinary conference bringing together biomechanists and roboticists with interest in legged locomotion, manipulation, and behavior. Dynamic Walking has been organized since 2006, and has been held in international locations:

Dynamic Walking is a single-track conference of 150-200 participants, with a tradition of communal meals, convenient lodging, and emphasis on discussion.


Conference Dates: May 21-24, 2018

Optional Workshop: May 25, 2018

Tentative plan: Accommodations and most meals will be included in the conference registration price. Local beach houses will be reserved and attendees will be assigned to a beach house based on their preferences. Trolleys will be hired to transport attendees to and from the conference site at IHMC. Beach houses will be within walking distance of each other to encourage fun and conversation.

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13th Annual Dynamic Walking Conference

The aim of this meeting, the thirteenth of an annual series, is to provide insight into the fundamental principles that underlie legged locomotion. Topics central to dynamic walking include energetics, stability and control, predictive principles and models, dynamic modeling, empirical data with a conceptual tie in, and robot successes and failures. Participants will include both students and professors, with a mixture of researchers studying human walking and those designing walking robots. 

To promote open sharing of information, the meetings will be organized to provide as much interaction between participants as possible. The format will be highly informal and fluid, with a single track of presentations and extensive time scheduled for interaction, brainstorming, and idea sharing. The schedule will include many hands-on tutorials and demonstrations of dynamic walking robots. 

The focus is to have several 30, 15, 5, and 1 minute talks, as well debate discussions. Posters will be on display throughout the conference. 

All attendees will be speakers! If you don't have anything technical to present, feel free to present a problem you need help with (instead of the solution). Click to submit a topic for more information.




Important Dates!

Submissions deadline: March 1, 2018

Acceptance notification: March 15, 2018

Registration deadline: March 30, 2018