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Frictional adhesion: a new angle on gecko attachment
SUMMARY Directional arrays of branched microscopic setae constitute a dry adhesive on the toes of pad-bearing geckos, nature's supreme climbers. Geckos are easily and rapidly able to detach theirExpand
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Biologically inspired climbing with a hexapedal robot
This paper presents an integrated, systems level view of several novel design and control features associated with the biologically-inspired, hexapedal, RiSE robot. RiSE is the first legged machineExpand
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An Adaptive Shared Control System for an Intelligent Mobility Aid for the Elderly
The control system for a personal aid for mobility and health monitoring (PAMM) for the elderly is presented. PAMM is intended to assist the elderly living independently or in senior assisted livingExpand
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Smooth Vertical Surface Climbing With Directional Adhesion
Stickybot is a bioinspired robot that climbs smooth vertical surfaces such as glass, plastic, and ceramic tile at 4 cm/s. The robot employs several design principles adapted from the gecko includingExpand
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Whole body adhesion: hierarchical, directional and distributed control of adhesive forces for a climbing robot
We describe the design and control of a new bio-inspired climbing robot designed to scale smooth vertical surfaces using directional adhesive materials. The robot, called Stickybot, draws itsExpand
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Design and experimental validation of HyTAQ, a Hybrid Terrestrial and Aerial Quadrotor
  • A. Kalantari, M. Spenko
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and…
  • 6 May 2013
This paper details the design, modeling, and experimental validation of a novel mobile robot capable of both aerial and terrestrial locomotion. Flight is achieved through a quadrotor configuration;Expand
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A modified pressure–sinkage model for small, rigid wheels on deformable terrains
Abstract Bekker’s semi-empirically derived equations allow the designers of off-road vehicles to understand and predict vehicle mobility performance over deformable terrains. However, there areExpand
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Improving controllable adhesion on both rough and smooth surfaces with a hybrid electrostatic/gecko-like adhesive
This paper describes a novel, controllable adhesive that combines the benefits of electrostatic adhesives with gecko-like directional dry adhesives. When working in combination, the two technologiesExpand
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Omni-Directional Mobility Using Active Split Offset Castors
An omni-directional mobility platform design concept using two active split offset castors (ASOC) and one or more conventional castors is presented. An ASOC module consists of two coaxialExpand
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Robots on the Move: Versatility and Complexity in Mobile Robot Locomotion
Researchers have come up with a diverse collection of mobile robot designs with an effort to create systems with superior locomotion characteristics. This is true whether the robot is designed toExpand
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