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Pneumatic spring for legged walker
Author(s): Paul Muench; Joseph Alexander; Kurt Aschenbeck; Roger Quinn
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Paper Abstract

Over the years, scientists and artists alike have imagined walking mechanisms that mimic the natural gait of humans and animals. Only recently have engineers begun to unravel the mystery of animal locomotion. Several walking robots have been built in the past few years [1]. An ongoing research problem with these robots is their inefficiency. Whereas animal locomotion is quite efficient, our efforts to mimic it have not been, with a few notable exceptions [2]. In this paper, we present a design for efficient legged locomotion, and we show the initial concept demonstration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5804, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603746
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Paul Muench, U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC (United States)
Joseph Alexander, U.S. Army RDECOM-TARDEC (United States)
Kurt Aschenbeck, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Roger Quinn, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5804:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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