Compliant distributed magnetic adhesion device for wall climbing

Jose Berengueres, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Tatsuaki Kamoi, Robert Kratz

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Abstract

We introduce a distributed compliant device inspired in gecko foot. It consists of a holder and small independent adhesion units on a flexible support. Unlike gecko, that uses Van der Waals force to achieve adhesion, the proposed design can be based on other adhesion phenomena, (for example magnetic or electrostatic force). We evaluate an implementation based on magnets. Key features are: limited surface roughness compliance, efficiency and cost-performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07
Pages1256-1261
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 2007 Apr 102007 Apr 14

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA'07
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period07/4/1007/4/14

Keywords

  • Adhesion
  • Climbing
  • Gecko
  • Magnet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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