VelociRoACH

Two VelociRoACH Robots Cooperatively Climb a Step Taller than Their Size

Two VelociRoACH Robots Cooperatively Climb a Step Taller than Their Size

May 6, 2016 @ 20:49 | Researchers at Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, University of California, Berkeley, have taken inspiration from the cockroach and created a Cockroach-Inspired Robot VelociRoACH (Velocity Robotic Autonomous Crawling Hexapod) and demonstrated that two VelociRoACH robots cooperatively can climb a Step. Researchers will be presenting their research work “Step Climbing Cooperation Primitives for […]

Cockroach-Inspired Robot uses Body Shape to Negotiate Densely Cluttered Terrain

Cockroach-Inspired Robot uses Body Shape to Negotiate Densely Cluttered Terrain

Researchers at University of California, Berkeley, have taken inspiration from the cockroach and created a Cockroach-Inspired Robot that can use its body shape to manoeuvre through a densely cluttered environment. Many flying animals, Arial vehicle and Underground vehicles uses streamlined body shape to minimize the fluid drag that gives fast and effective locomotion in air […]

Coordinated Launching of an Ornithopter with a Hexapedal Robot

Coordinated Launching of an Ornithopter with a Hexapedal Robot

University of California, Berkeley (UCB) – Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, Researchers developed a cooperative launching system for a 13.2 gram ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle (MAV), the H2Bird, by carrying it on the VelociRoACH. They determine the necessary initial velocity and pitch angle for take off using force data collected in a wind tunnel and use the VelociRoACH […]

A Legged Robot Running Beyond the Bio- inspired Methods

A Legged Robot Running Beyond the Bio- inspired Methods

(Fig. 1: The X2-VelociRoACH, built to test hypotheses about high-frequency running ) In the context of running of a legged system, speed is composed of two variables: stride frequency and stride length. These two variables are specifically related to our definition of speed, which is distance over time. Stride frequency relates to the time factor, […]