Poly-PEDAL Lab Reference Library

From: J. R. Molloy (jr@shasta.com)
Date: Tue Oct 10 2000 - 09:49:27 MDT

Poly-PEDAL Lab Reference Library
The Poly-PEDAL Laboratory has provided biological inspiration toward the design
of a 6-legged robot called Devers built by a Master's student advisee (Ashley
Powers) in Mechanical Engineering at Berkeley in the laboratory of David
Aushlander. Sprawled posture animals with large lateral and opposing leg forces
can self-stabilize. Devers uses legs oriented in the horizontal plane and had
sufficient stability to operate at nearly one meter per second without closed
loop negative feedback to the artificial muscles.Devers uses braided pneumatic
actuators as artificial muscles.

Stay hungry,

--J. R.
3M TA3

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