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The use of bio-inspiration for the development of new products and devices requires new educational tools for students consisting of appropriate design and manufacturing technologies, as well as curriculum. At the University of Maryland, new educational tools have been developed that introduce bio-inspired product realization to undergraduate mechanical(More)
Body undulation used by snakes and the physical architecture of a snake body may offer significant benefits over typical legged or wheeled locomotion designs in certain types of scenarios. A large number of research groups have developed snake-inspired robots to exploit these benefits. The purpose of this review is to report different types of(More)
A case study in optimization of gait and physical parameters for a snake-inspired robot based on a rectilinear gait. ABSTRACT Physical parameters of the constituent modules and gait parameters affect the overall performance of snake-inspired robots. Hence a system-level optimization model needs to concurrently optimize the module parameters and the gait.(More)
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