Parallel Complementary Strategies for Implementing Biological Principles into Mobile Robots

@article{Quinn2003ParallelCS,
  title={Parallel Complementary Strategies for Implementing Biological Principles into Mobile Robots},
  author={Roger D. Quinn and Gabriel M. Nelson and Richard J. Bachmann and Daniel A. Kingsley and John T. Offi and Thomas J. Allen and Roy E. Ritzmann},
  journal={The International Journal of Robotics Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={169 - 186}
}
Our goal is to use intelligent biological inspiration to develop robots that capture the capacity of animals to traverse complex terrain. We follow two distinct but complementary strategies to meet this goal. In one, we have produced a series of robots that have mechanical and control designs increasingly more similar to those of a cockroach. The leg designs of these robots ensure that they can generate movements used by the cockroach to walk and climb over a range of objects. However, in order… 
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