An Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods
Manoonpong and colleagues at SDU Biorobotics have proposed an efficient leg design for energy-efficient locomotion for hexapods.
The foot design uses the Fin Ray structure using the effect of different crossbeam angles inside its frame.
- the locomotion is way better than the #hexapods with hemispherical rubber feet
- the robot walks with a wave gait
- the robot can successfully walk on different challenging terrains
- 3D printing with soft material, finite element modeling, and neural control are used to produce an integrative solution
This research has potential applications in Biorobotics to study and develop bio-inspired robots resembling the locomotion of living creatures.