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shape deforming robot
« on: April 30, 2007, 10:55:20 AM »
From the site:
"In this project, we will develop a robot capable of rough terrain locomotion by its rolling and jumping. A robot consisting of deformable soft body and flexible actuators can roll and jump on a ground by the deformation of its deformable body."

Im too lazy to read their papers, but I would guess they are using SMA's . . .



http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/se/~hirai/research/softrobot-e.html
(videos and publications can be found at the bottom of their webpage)

The robot is also capable of climbing hills and even jumping!


No Japanese robot is complete without an anime looking lady to demonstrate it :P

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Re: shape deforming robot
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2007, 07:02:01 AM »
Yeah I didn't read either.  SMA's were such a hassle. AND EXPENSIVE.  Especially since they are limited use.  And REALLY Limited Use if you apply over-voltage like I always did :( They die real quick...

Kudos to the project
« Last Edit: May 02, 2007, 07:02:50 AM by robot321 »

 


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