May 18, 2006

Gastropoda robotica (The Slug)


Dear readers,

During some nights over the last weeks I've built a mobile robot that may be not completely white-bread, as its principle way of moving is neither leg nor wheel: The Slug.

Please have a look at it.

Comments are highly appreciated.

Regards,
Matthias Paul

2 comments:

Filip said...

I was wondering why the front "feet" cannot move lateral to make the snail turn. For instance by making the middle front foot move down-left-up-right, when turning right.

Filip
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Matthias Paul Scholz said...

Filip,

that's certainly some strategy to investigate.
I thought of it before but didn't follow up then, for I had my doubts that the pretty slick beams would give enough grip to move the heavy back around.
Hm..one could turn them by 90 degrees in the same plain...have to try out this.

Many thanks,
Matthias Paul

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