Toward the smooth mesh climbing of a miniature robot using bioinspired soft and expandable claws

  title={Toward the smooth mesh climbing of a miniature robot using bioinspired soft and expandable claws},
  author={Hong Wang and Peng Liu and Phuoc Thanh Tran Ngoc and Bing Li and Yao Li and Hirotaka Sato},
While most micro-robots face difficulty traveling on rugged and uneven terrain, beetles can walk smoothly on the complex substrate without slipping or getting stuck on the surface due to their stiffness-variable tarsi and expandable hooks on the tip of tarsi. In this study, we found that beetles actively bent and expanded their claws regularly to crawl freely on mesh surfaces. Inspired by the crawling mechanism of the beetles, we designed an 8-cm miniature climbing robot equipping artificial… 


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