Faculty Advisor

Huang, Xinming

Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

Shanghai, China

Abstract

Autonomous robots are useful in a wide range of applications. However, finding a balance between speed and stability in an autonomous robot can be difficult. The goal of this project was to design a biomimetically-inspired robotic leg and accompanying sensor system for detecting terrain; the mechanical leg and sensor system designs in combination are intended to enable a quadruped robot to move quickly while maintaining its stability. In order to accomplish this goal, a leg was designed based on the leg of a cheetah and the team performed a variety of mechanical analyses on it. Additionally, the output from a force sensor landing on hard and muddy surfaces was collected and algorithms for determining which of the two surfaces the robot was walking on were developed.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2015

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Project Center

Shanghai, China

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