A Miniature Jumping Robot with Self-Recovery Capabilities

In nature, many animals are able to jump, upright themselves after landing and jump again. This allows them to move in unstructured and rough terrain. As a further development of our previously presented 7g jumping robot, we consider various mechanisms enabling it to recover and upright after landing and jump again. After a weighted evaluation of these different solutions, we present a spherical system with a mass of 9.8g and a diameter of 12cm that is able to jump, upright itself after landing and jump again. In order to do so autonomously, it has a control unit and sensors to detect its orientation and spring charging state. With its current configuration it can overcome obstacles of 76cm at a take-off angle of 75°.


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Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 583 - 588
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IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, October 11-15, 2009
Year:
2009
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