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Robotics Index (8) - Locomotion
"The eensey weensey spider crawled up the waterspout,
down came the rain and washed the spider out,
out came the sun and dried up all the rain, and
the eensey weensey spider crawled up the spout again."
-
Preschooler Tale.

"There is *always* one more bug." - Lubarsky's Law of Cybernetic Entomology


Index
|> Walking Bots
|> Beambots
|> Locomotion Analysis
|> Miscellaneous

Robotics Index: Main | Robo 1 | Robo 2 | Robo 3 | Robo 4 | Robo 5 | Robo 6 | Robo 7 | Robo 8


<| Walking Bots

  • Catalogs: Walking Machines [FZI], Kimura Lab, Kwangwoon, Perkows, misc - links to dozens of walkers.
  • Labs: Berkeley [Full], Bremen, Case [Quinn], Delft, Jena, Karlsruhe, Kimura, Kyushu, McGill, MIT Leglab [videos], MIT Loco, Stanford, TeamBar, Tokyo [Hirose]
  • Misc: CLAWAR, Mechaps, Dinosaur Robots, inc, robo_dino_article, ArmyAnts, Workpartner, Karl.Williams, 2003 Robodex, droidlogic, NASA walking-tetrahedron, Waseda-shoes
    Gallery of
    Incredible
    Walkers
    [Biscuit the rock-climbing dog]
  • Expanded list on 8-Legged Walkers.
  • Expanded list on 6-Legged Walkers.
  • Expanded list on 4-Legged Walkers.
  • Expanded list on 2-Legged Walkers.
  • Expanded list on misc-Walkers.
  • Expanded list on Leg Design - also modular [1] [2], pantograph leg [1] [2]
  • expanded list on Passive-Dynamic Walking.
  • Expanded list on Learning to Walk.
  • Commercial: Hexcrawler, Lynxmotion, Owikits [1] [2], Pyebot, Robodyssey, T.Macy, Tribotix, Velleman, Yobotics, Legged Robot Builder links, Joinmax dog [1] [2]
  • Also checkout our links on Biomorphics and Androids & Cyborgs.

    <| Beam Bots

  • Expanded list on Beam walkers.

    <| Locomotion Analysis [jumping spider]

  • Polypedal Lab: polypedal.berkeley.edu - [wow!] - inc publications, robots, biological inspiration - also Sprawlita [Stanford]
  • People: R.M.Alexander, R.Beer, A.Ijspeert, J.Meyer [sra], G.Parker, R.Quinn
  • Constructal Theory: Bejan, contrustal website
  • Animal Locomotion: lizard [1] [2] [3], salamander, gecko [feet], lobster
  • Spiders: wolf spider, fishing spider [1] [2], background [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
  • Lobsters: NEU, article [1] [2], sense of smell, google
  • Gait Analysis: Animat.Lab, hexapod, Walknet, Sigel, Hexplorer, taxonomy, Legged Robot Builder, MIT Leglab [videos]
  • Coupled Oscillators: Hopkins, Arkansas, Bicore, Maryland
  • Inverse Kinematics: Spong, Robotics Toolbox, Ophirtech
  • 1-stop walker shopping: ece.pdx.edu
  • Animations: CyberSpider, hexapod, tarantula, Duisberg, Burp
  • Misc: springy shoes [1] [2], H.Herr
  • Dinosaur locomotion: Hall-Train dinobots, Dino.Morph project [1] [2], Disney dino, article [1] [2], building-a-dinosaur
  • Courses: Cornell
  • also, checkout our Musings on Quadruped Locomotion and prototype walker robots.

    <| Miscellaneous
    [plesiosaur]

  • Walking Robot Competitions: Legged Robot Control Competition
  • Comparative Anatomy: vertebrates, chordate origins, CNS, corpus striatum
  • Walking wheelchair: uic.edu
  • Crocodile gallop: ufl.edu, Reptilis - [wow!]
  • Simulators: MIT, Walking Bug, Legged Robot 3D, legs, Juice, Stanford-MPK [1] [2]
  • Muscles & muscle wire: McKibben, Clawar, Shadow, nanomuscles, anthroform arm, expandable sleeving, Merlin, Festo, BioMetal, polyimide
  • --- muscle wire: Mondo, Imagesco
  • --- electroactive polymer: NASA [1] [2], polymer micromuscles, MIT, news
  • ZMP: Kurazume
  • Unusual mobility platforms: Stewart platform [1] [2] [3]
  • Misc: animal makers, Synthetica, exoskeleton, art of motion control, WorldSpiderCatalog
  • Plesiosaur: overview - a unique locomotion problem - also oceans-of-kansas.

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