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Steerable hopping six-legged robot
Author(s): P. Younse; Hrand Aghazarian
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Paper Abstract

A prototype of a steerable six-legged hopping robot for exploring low-gravity environments was designed, built, and tested. A 35 cm vertical hop was achieved, motorized steering of all six legs was demonstrated over a 40-degree range, and angled hopping was performed at a fixed 60-degree angle. Gyro stabilization was demonstrated through a hopping simulation of a modeled hopping robot with a controllable flywheel in lunar gravity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6960, Space Exploration Technologies, 69600H (4 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781725
Show Author Affiliations
P. Younse, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hrand Aghazarian, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6960:
Space Exploration Technologies
Wolfgang Fink, Editor(s)

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