Survival of falling robots

@inproceedings{Cameron1992SurvivalOF,
  title={Survival of falling robots},
  author={J. Cameron and R. Arkin},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
  year={1992}
}
As mobile robots are used in more uncertain and dangerous environments, it will become important to design them so that they can survive falls. In this paper, we examine a number of mechanisms and strategies that animals use to withstand these potentially catastrophic events and extend them to the design of robots. A brief survey of several aspects of how common cats survive falls provides an understanding of the issues involved in preventing traumatic injury during a falling event. After… Expand
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