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Concept and architeture of a centaur robot
Author(s): Satoshi Tsuda; Yohsuke Oda; Kuniya Shinozaki; Ryohei Nakatsu
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Paper Abstract

Recently various types of robots are being studied and developed, which can be classified into two groups: humanoid type and animal types. Since each group has its own merits and demerits, a new type of robot is expected to emerge with greater strengths and fewer weaknesses. In this paper we propose a new type of robot called the "Centaur Robot" by merging the concepts of these two types of robots. This robot has a human-like upper body and a four-legged animal-like lower body. Due to this basic architecture, the robot has several merits, including human-like behaviors. It can also walk smoothly and stably even on non-smooth ground. We describe the basic concept of our centaur robot and then explain its hardware and software architectures as well as its merits.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67942I (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784497
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Satoshi Tsuda, Kwansei Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Yohsuke Oda, Kwansei Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Kuniya Shinozaki, Kwansei Gakuin Univ. (Japan)
Ryohei Nakatsu, Kwansei Gakuin Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6794:
ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials
Minoru Sasaki; Gisang Choi Sang; Zushu Li; Ryojun Ikeura; Hyungki Kim; Fangzheng Xue, Editor(s)

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