Bioinspired grippers for natural curved surface perching

William R.T. Roderick*, Hao Jiang, Shiquan Wang, David Lentink, Mark R. Cutkosky

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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Perching and climbing as animals do is useful to aerial robots for extending mission life and for interacting with the physical world because flight is energetically costly. This paper presents the design and modeling of a claw or spine based gripper for perching on rough, curved surfaces. Drawing inspiration from the opposed grip techniques found in animals, we focus on the design considerations associated with surface geometry and preload. A model elucidates the relationship between these variables, and a mechanism demonstrates the effectiveness of the opposed grip technique.

Originele taal-2English
TitelBiomimetic and Biohybrid Systems - 6th International Conference, Living Machines 2017, Proceedings
RedacteurenNathan Lepora, Michael Mangan, Tony Prescott, Mark Cutkosky, Anna Mura, Paul F.M.J. Verschure
UitgeverijSpringer Verlag
Aantal pagina's7
ISBN van geprinte versie9783319635361
StatusPublished - 2017
Extern gepubliceerdJa
Evenement6th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2017 - Stanford, United States
Duur: 26-jul.-201728-jul.-2017

Publicatie series

NaamLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10384 LNAI
ISSN van geprinte versie0302-9743
ISSN van elektronische versie1611-3349


Conference6th International Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, Living Machines 2017
Land/RegioUnited States

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