Max Planck Intelligent Systems Colloquium, Stuttgart

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Minimalistic approach in the design and modeling of bio-inspired robots

  • Datum: 20.02.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 15:00 - 16:30
  • Vortragender: Dr. David Zarrouk, Assistant Professor and a senior lecturer at the ME department of Ben Gurion University, Israel
  • Ort: MPI IS Stuttgart, Heisenbergstr. 3
  • Raum: 3P 2
  • Gastgeber: Metin Sitti Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
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Miniature crawling robots, have a variety of applications including medical procedures, search and rescue operations, maintenance, reconnaissance, environmental monitoring, assisted agriculture, cave exploration, mapping, studying biological organisms, security, defense, exploration of hazardous environments. Their small size allows them to navigate in remote areas otherwise inaccessible to wheeled or larger robots such as collapsed building and caves and biological vessels, while their low cost makes them disposable and allows their use in large quantities and swarm formations. As miniature crawling robots at this scale are minimally actuated or under-actuated, the main challenges are in achieving stability at high velocities over varying terrain, reducing the cost of transport, overcoming obstacles, controlling jumping and landing, adhering quickly to different surfaces, transitioning between horizontal to vertical motion, and climbing. This talk will address some of the modeling and actuation challenges of crawling robots inside biological vessels and outdoors, while taking into account contact compliance and sliding.
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