44076Re: [SeattleRobotics] Re: robot legs and wheels on challenging terrain
- Jan 1, 2011Hey,
> Howdy,Maybe a gait like this?
> --- In SeattleRobotics@yahoogroups.com, Dennis Clark <dlc@...> wrote:
>> You bring up an interesting point. Are we looking at this problem in the
>> right way? We see a mountain goat standing on some rocks and think "we
>> need legs to do that". Do we? Balance isn't the issue, everyone (of us)
>> knows the inverted pendulum. Maybe we should be thinking in terms of the
>> desired outcome instead of the mechanics of what Mother Nature has done.
>> Sticky wheels, vacuum cups, hooked spikes, maybe air-lift generators in
>> combination with wheels. Heck, maybe wheels on the ends of legs!
> Interesting thought. Suppose a 4 legged robot with wheels for feet.
> Shoes, if you will. Lock the wheels in place for walking. Drive the
> wheels for rolling. Maybe even mix the two for as yet un-imagined gaits.
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