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Climbing and Walking Robots

towards New Applications

With the advancement of technology, new exciting approaches enable us to render mobile robotic systems more versatile, robust and cost-efficient. Some researchers combine climbing and walking techniques with a modular approach, a reconfigurable approach, or a swarm approach to realize novel prototypes as flexible mobile robotic platforms featuring all necessary locomotion capabilities. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the latest wide-range achievements in climbing and walking robotic technology to researchers, scientists, and engineers throughout the world. Different aspects including control simulation, locomotion realization, methodology, and system integration are presented from the scientific and from the technical point of view. This book consists of two main parts, one dealing with walking robots, the second with climbing robots. The content is also grouped by theoretical research and applicative realization. Every chapter offers a considerable amount of interesting and useful information.

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Climbing and Walking Robotstowards New ApplicationsEdited by Houxiang Zhang

Published: October 1st 2007

DOI: 10.5772/47

ISBN: 978-3-902613-16-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5815-8

Copyright year: 2007

Books open for chapter submissions

71764 Total Chapter Downloads

52 Crossref Citations

110 Web of Science Citations

114 Dimensions Citations


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1. Mechanics and Simulation of Six-Legged Walking Robots

By Giorgio Figliolini and Pierluigi Rea


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2. Attitude and Steering Control of the Long Articulated Body Mobile Robot KORYU

By Edwardo F. Fukushima and Shigeo Hirose


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3. Modular Walking Robots

By Ion Ion, Ion Simionescu, Adrian Curaj and Alexandru Marin


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4. Non-Time Reference Gait Planning and Stability Control for Bipedal Walking

By Xianxin Ke, Jinwu Qian and Zhenbang Gong


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5. Design Methodology for Biped Robots: Applications in Robotics and Prosthetics

By Maximo Roa, Diego Garzon and Ricardo Ramirez


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6. Amphibious NDT Robots

By Tariq P. Sattar, Hernando E. Leon-Rodriguez and Jianzhong Shang


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7. Test Methods and Knowledge Representation for Urban Search and Rescue Robots

By Craig Schlenoff, Elena Messina, Alan Lytle, Brian Weiss and Ann Virts


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8. Simplified Modelling of Legs Dynamics on Quadruped Robots' Force Control Approach

By Jose L. Silvino, Peterson Resende, Luiz S. Martins-Filho and Tarcisio A. Pizziolo


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9. The Bio-Inspired SCORPION Robot: Design,Control & Lessons Learned

By Spenneberg Dirk and Kirchner Frank


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10. A Climbing Robot for Cleaning Glass Surface with Motion Planning and Visual Sensing

By Dong Sun, Jian Zhu and Shiu Kit Tso


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11. Ball-Shaped Robots

By Tomi Ylikorpi and Jussi Suomela


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12. Complex and Flexible Robot Motions by Strand-Muscle Actuators

By Masakazu Suzuki


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13. Dynamic Walk of Humanoids: Momentum Compensation Based on the Optimal Pelvic Rotation

By Hiroshi Takemura, Akihiro Matsuyama, Jun Ueda, Yoshio Matsumoto, Hiroshi Mizoguchi and Tsukasa Ogasawara


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14. Attitude Control of a Six-Legged Robot in Consideration of Actuator Dynamics by Optimal Servo Control System

By H. Uchida and K. Nonami


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15. A 4WD Omnidirectional Mobile Platform and its Application to Wheelchairs

By Masayoshi Wada


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16. Evolution of Biped Locomotion Using Linear Genetic Programming

By Krister Wolff and Mattias Wahde


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17. Optimal Design of a New Wheeled Mobile Robot by Kinetic Analysis for the Stair-Climbing States

By Chun-Kyu Woo, Hyun Do Choi, Mun Sang Kim, Soo Hyun Kim and Yoon Keun Kwak


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18. City-Climber: A New Generation Wall-Climbing Robots

By Jizhong Xiao and Ali Sadegh


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19. Connected Crawler Robot - Design and Motion Planning for Climbing a Step

By Sho Yokota


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20. A PAWL for Enhancing Strength and Endurance during Walking Using Interaction Force and Dynamical Information

By Feng Chen, Yong Yu, Yunjian Ge, Jian Sun and Xiaohong Deng


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21. Worm-like Locomotion Systems (WLLS) - Theory, Control and Prototypes

By Klaus Zimmermann, Igor Zeidis, Joachim Steigenberger, Carsten Behn, Valter Boehm, Jana Popp, Emil Kolev and Vera A. Naletova


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