Matthew C. Birch

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This paper describes the development of an autonomous hybrid micro-robot that uses legs for propulsion and support of the rear half of the body and uses a pair of wheels for support of the front half. McKibben artificial muscles actuate the legs and the compressed air that activates the actuators is generated by an on-board power plant comprising a pair of(More)
This article describes the development of an autonomous hybrid microrobot that uses legs for propulsion and support of the rear half of the body and a pair of wheels for support of the front half. McKibben artificial muscles actuate the legs, and compressed air is generated by an onboard power plant. Control is also onboard in the form of a PIC(More)
Our goal is to develop an autonomous robot that will fit within a two-inch cube and will locomote by walking and jumping. The robot will be based on the kinematics of a cricket. It will be actuated by braided pneumatic actuators with compressed air provided by an onboard compressor. The air will be distributed by an array of actuated MEMS valves. A neural(More)
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