a Bioinspired Advanced Neural Control for Autonomous Walking Robots

a Bioinspired Advanced Neural Control for Autonomous Walking Robots

Researchers from BRAIN-lab at VISTEC in Thailand developed a bioinspired advanced neural control with proactive behavior learning and short-term memory for autonomous walking robots that enables them to traverse complex terrain. Image credit: BRAIN-lab at VISTEC The proposed control consists of three main modular neural mechanisms to create insect-like gaits, adapt robot joint movement individually with respect to the terrain during the stance phase using only the torque feedback, and generate a short-term memory for proactive obstacle avoidance during the swing phase. Their proposed control: does not require robot and environmental models, exteroceptive feedback, or multiple learning trialsdepends only on…
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a Navigation System for Multi-legged Robots for Different Terrain

a Navigation System for Multi-legged Robots for Different Terrain

Researchers at the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) Robotics Innovation Center, in partnership with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (ADS), developed ANT, which is a novel navigation and motion control system for multi-legged robots. Image credit: Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) This navigation system is designed to enable the multi-legged robots to perceive the terrain, generate a path to the desired location, and finally control the path execution to be able to walk on different kinds of terrains. The system is tested on hexapods (robots with six legs) as wells as…
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an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

Manoonpong and colleagues at SDU Biorobotics have proposed an efficient leg design for energy-efficient locomotion for hexapods. The foot design uses the Fin Ray structure using the effect of different crossbeam angles inside its frame. Image credit: SDU Biorobotics Key features: the locomotion is way better than the #hexapods with hemispherical rubber feetthe robot walks with a wave gaitthe robot can successfully walk on different challenging terrains3D printing with soft material, finite element modeling, and neural control are used to produce an integrative solution This research has potential applications in Biorobotics to study and develop bio-inspired robots resembling the locomotion…
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