Yuichi Kawai

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Recently, intelligent safety systems for automobiles, such as autonomous collision avoidance, have attracted considerable attention. Usually, automobiles have distance sensors to detect obstacles. On the other hand, animals and insects can behave adaptively, even in an unknown environment, even though they do not have such sensors. In ecological psychology,(More)
In this study, we improved our previous snake-like rescue robot by developing and implementing a stabilizing mechanism. By designing the mechanism to work passively, we achieved a stabilizing function without any CPU and sensors. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the developed mechanism, experiments in which the robot approaches a vertical wall at various(More)
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