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A "Sidewinding" Locomotion Gait for Hyper-Redundant Robots

Burdick, J. W. and Radford, J. and Chirikjian, G. S. (1993) A "Sidewinding" Locomotion Gait for Hyper-Redundant Robots. In: 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. IEEE Computer Society Press , Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 101-106. ISBN 0-8186-3450-2.

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This paper considers the kinematics of a novel form of hyper-redundant mobile robot locomotion which is analogous to the 'sidewinding' locomotion of desert snakes. This form of locomotion can be generated by a repetitive travel wave of mechanism bending. Using a continuous backbone curve model, we develop algorithms which enable travel in a uniform direction as well as changes in direction.

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Additional Information:© 1993 IEEE. Issue Date: 2-6 May 1993; Meeting Date: 02 May 1993 - 06 May 1993. This work was supported by NSF grant MSS-901779, by NSF PYI award MSS-9157843, and by ONR Young Investigator Award N00014-92-J-1920.
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Official Citation:Burdick, J.W.; Radford, J.; Chirikjian, G.S.; , "A `sidewinding' locomotion gait for hyper-redundant robots," Robotics and Automation, 1993. Proceedings., 1993 IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.101-106 vol.3, 2-6 May 1993 doi: 10.1109/ROBOT.1993.291864
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