Tuesday, April 7, 2009

InchBot-III comes alive!

InchBot is a biomimetic soft-bodied inchworm robot actuated by shape memory alloy springs, controlled by a pair of coupled neural oscillators, and powered by a Li-Po battery. It is completely autonomous with the ability to conform to the substrate as a soft body. The exploitation of this compliance allows the robot to operate without feedback over a range of terrain variations, much like the real animal. InchBot-III can crawl up to 5mm/s on a tabletop and carry a payload backpack up to 15g (bottom photo). The whole robot can be rolled up and compressed into one palm (top picture).

1 comment:

  1. 活起來!InchBot-III