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Jumper-Gliding robot from CMU NanoRobotics Lab

Posted 14 Sep 2011 at 17:49 UTC (updated 14 Sep 2011 at 19:06 UTC) by IKE_RobotsPodcast Share This


The explicitly named “Bioinspired Integrated Multi-Modal Locomotion” is a project of Carnegie Mellon’s University, NanoRobotics Lab. The module use a mechanism with folding bars that are spring loaded via a system of wires similar to a human knee’s tendons. This mechanism is able to rotate lengthwise. Pointing downwards acts like a spring that launch the robot and at its trajectory highest point it rotates and becomes a wing shaped surface that enables it to glide. It is a clever way to use the same thing for two very different purposes. Read more at the project’s website: nanolab.me.cmu.edu/../MultiModalLocomotion/

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