DASH: A dynamic 16g hexapedal robot

  title={DASH: A dynamic 16g hexapedal robot},
  author={Paul Birkmeyer and Kevin C. Peterson and Ronald S. Fearing},
  journal={2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems},
DASH is a small, lightweight, power autonomous robot capable of running at speeds up to 15 body lengths per second (see video). Drawing inspiration from biomechanics, DASH has a sprawled posture and uses an alternating tripod gait to achieve dynamic open-loop horizontal locomotion. The kinematic design which uses only a single drive motor and allows for a high power density is presented. The design is implemented using a scaled Smart Composite Manufacturing (SCM) process. Evidence is given that… CONTINUE READING
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