Six links and six joints constitute the main elements of the FastRunner robot. Two suspension elements are used in the FastRunner leg to store and release the energy caused by gravity forces during running. One of the biggest challenges to get the robot running in simulation was to passively actuate its toes. The toes must flex (curl down/backward) when the leg is swinging forward to increase the ground clearance and they must extend at the end of the forward swing phase to prepare for ground contact. To achieve these desired effects, two tendon networks were used.
A human-scaled biped robot with liquid cooled visco elastic actuators (VLCA). The VLCAs include visco elastic elements in the drivetrain in order to improve joint position controllability. Liquid coo...
DASH is a small, lightweight, power autonomous robot capable of running at speeds up to 15 body lengths per second. DASH has a sprawled posture and uses an alternating tripod gait to achieve dynamic ...
Mini Whegs is a series of highly mobile small robots that can run and jump.