A Legged Robot With Pneumatic Artificial Muscles (+VIDEO)



future, Pneupard, Osaka University, cheetah robot, legged robots, robotics technology, futuristic robots, future robots, futuristic
Aiming to reverse engineering the anatomical construction of the felines, a team from the Osaka University’s Graduate School of Information Science and Technology has designed a quick legged robot, Pneupard. The primary means of movement of a new biomimetic platform are pneumatic artificial muscles made from a rubber tube sheathed in nylon, but they contract much like the real thing when filled with air. A lifelike movement can be achieved due to the muscle contractions, combined with limbs that accurately replicate the length, forces, and range of motion of a real cat. The project leader, Andre Rosendo, claims that each hind limb features eight active muscles, and the fore limbs will have six muscles; besides the spine will also have muscles reponsible for flexion and extension. Researchers hope to find out soon, how felines surpass in so many different areas in locomotion and to apply the knowledge to future robots.
Via:spectrum.ieee.org

future, Pneupard, Osaka University, cheetah robot, legged robots, robotics technology, futuristic robots, future robots, futuristic

future, Pneupard, Osaka University, cheetah robot, legged robots, robotics technology, futuristic robots, future robots, futuristic

future, Pneupard, Osaka University, cheetah robot, legged robots, robotics technology, futuristic robots, future robots, futuristic


Donate BTC: 1DUUZbiqjbJvzjuRZEwTS47bqgmnhEJ4XG

Donate ETH: 0x981FcEAAa895C6cee76D2876e9AfC649Dc0C4c75

More Posts:

Efficient Wind Power Mill
Wearable Motion Controller To Enrich Microsoft User’s Experience
Twin Skyscrapers With Common Roof And Sky Gardens
Virtual Portable Keyboard: Cool Accessory For Tablets
The Case Against Killer Robots (+VIDEO)
Touch-Free 3D Motion Sensing And Motion Controller (+VIDEO)
Asteroid Redirect Mission Concept Animation (VIDEO)
Space Solar Power Systems (SSPS)
Robots Will 3D-Print A Steel Bridge Over A Canal In Amsterdam
Ziro: World's First Hand-Controlled Robotics Kit