A micro robot with the ability of fly and adhesion: Development and experiment

Abstract

A newly developed robot with the ability of fly and adhesion is presented. The novel robot owns the ability of fly so that it can transfer for long distance and with the ability of adhesion so that it can be suspended on the coarse surface of tasked objects with all kinds of pose with low energy-consumption. A micro quadrotor and mini adhesion device are employed for the robot. The adhesion device is light-weight and high-efficient so that the developed robot has the advantage of both long distance flying with overcoming obstacles and long time stop with low energy consumption, which are strongly needed by various industries and military authorities in order to perform dangerous operations such as inspection of high-rise buildings and surveillance application. The video demonstrates that the developed robot has the ability to fly, suspend under the eave and the smooth transition between the two actions.

DOI: 10.1109/ROBIO.2011.6181663

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@article{Liu2011AMR, title={A micro robot with the ability of fly and adhesion: Development and experiment}, author={Yong Liu and Guoxin Sun and Heping Chen}, journal={2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics}, year={2011}, pages={2413-2414} }