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Offline Fredrik AnderssonTopic starter

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Awesome jumping grashopper robot
« on: May 22, 2008, 01:54:38 PM »
It has a completely new type of movement. Imaging this technique tweaked and controlled.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl99QQ8MXow[/youtube]

http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/dn13951-grasshopper-robot-sets-highjump-record.html?feedId=online-news_rss20
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Re: Awesome jumping grashopper robot
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 05:30:13 PM »
cool, simple design. Basically a self winding spring.

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Re: Awesome jumping grashopper robot
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 07:18:40 AM »
Now, if only it could land on its feet to hop a second time . . . Or even control which way it hops . . . :P

But only being 7g, I at least applaud them for that - lightweight robots are hard to do!


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Re: Awesome jumping grashopper robot
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008, 04:20:32 PM »
Kinda kool way of movement.
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Re: Awesome jumping grashopper robot
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008, 04:49:59 PM »
Dose anyone have any idea what the basic designs are?
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Re: Awesome jumping grashopper robot
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008, 10:26:22 PM »
Wouldn't it be pretty simple to add another geared cam to shift the weight left or right over the 'legs' and direct the the jump that way?

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Re: Awesome jumping grashopper robot
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2008, 09:14:12 PM »
Found a video today that explains how it works, and as highspeed video too.
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[youtube]ADiHexd3UcY[/youtube]

 


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