A soft-bodied snake-like robot that can move on unstructured terrain

Takahide Sato, Takeshi Kano, Akihiro Hirai, Akio Ishiguro

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Abstract

Snakes utilize terrain irregularities and attain propulsion force by pushing their bodies against scaffolds. We have previously proposed a local reflexive mechanism of snake locomotion that exploits its body softness. In this study, we develop a soft-bodied snake-like robot to investigate the validity of the proposed mechanism in the real world.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - First International Conference, Living Machines 2012, Proceedings
Pages390-391
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event1st International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2012 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2012 Jul 92012 Jul 12

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7375 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2012
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period12/7/912/7/12

Keywords

  • Autonomous decentralized control
  • Snake-like robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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