Design and Implementation of a Shape Shifting Rolling–Crawling–Wall-Climbing Robot
AbstractDesigning an urban reconnaissance robot is highly challenging work given the nature of the terrain in which these robots are required to operate. In this work, we attempt to extend the locomotion capabilities of these robots beyond what is currently feasible. The design and unique features of our bio-inspired reconfigurable robot, called Scorpio, with rolling, crawling, and wall-climbing locomotion abilities are presented in this paper. The design of the Scorpio platform is inspired by Cebrennus rechenbergi, a rare spider species that has rolling, crawling and wall-climbing locomotion attributes. This work also presents the kinematic and dynamic model of Scorpio. The mechanical design and system architecture are introduced in detail, followed by a detailed description on the locomotion modes. The conducted experiments validated the proposed approach and the ability of the Scorpio platform to synthesise crawling, rolling and wall-climbing behaviours. Future work is envisioned for using these robots as active, unattended, mobile ground sensors in urban reconnaissance missions. The accompanying video demonstrates the shape shifting locomotion capabilities of the Scorpio robot. View Full-Text
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Yanagida, T.; Elara Mohan, R.; Pathmakumar, T.; Elangovan, K.; Iwase, M. Design and Implementation of a Shape Shifting Rolling–Crawling–Wall-Climbing Robot. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 342.
Yanagida T, Elara Mohan R, Pathmakumar T, Elangovan K, Iwase M. Design and Implementation of a Shape Shifting Rolling–Crawling–Wall-Climbing Robot. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(4):342.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yanagida, Takeru; Elara Mohan, Rajesh; Pathmakumar, Thejus; Elangovan, Karthikeyan; Iwase, Masami. 2017. "Design and Implementation of a Shape Shifting Rolling–Crawling–Wall-Climbing Robot." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 4: 342.
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