Summary

Image descriptionCommon designs for unmanned ground vehicles use wheels as a locomotion methodology. This stands in contrast with the biologic example given by humans and many animals, which have a legged design. In this context, we investigate the design of walking robots. Walking robots have interesting properties compared to their wheeled cousins, notably in the area of demining, where their reduced footprint and leg redundancy play in their advantage. On the other hand, multi-legged walking robots are notoriously hard to control, which is why we investigate also neuro-fuzzy control methodologies for these kinds of robots.

 

Responsible(s):

Yvan Baudoin

Eric Colon

Ioan Doroftei (University Gh. Asachi, Iasi, Romania)

Jean-Claude Habumuremyi

Results:

Video Results (check also our YouTube channel):

AMRU5 6-legged robot walking around:

AMRU6 6-legged robot walking around:

 

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Robots used for this research subject:

AMRU-6

AMRU-5

AMRU-4

AMRU-2

 

Resources:

PhD. Dissertation

Paper

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