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Bioinspiration and Robotics

Walking and Climbing Robots

Edited by Maki K. Habib

American University in Cairo

Nature has always been a source of inspiration and ideas for the robotics community. New solutions and technologies are required and hence this book is coming out to address and deal with the main challenges facing walking and climbing robots, and contributes with innovative solutions, designs, technologies and techniques. This book reports on the state of the art research and development findings and results. The content of the book has been structured into 5 technical research sections with total of 30 chapters written by well recognized researchers worldwide.

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Bioinspiration and RoboticsWalking and Climbing RobotsEdited by Maki K. Habib

Published: September 1st 2007

DOI: 10.5772/46

ISBN: 978-3-902613-15-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5814-1

Copyright year: 2007

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147782 Total Chapter Downloads

90 Crossref Citations

103 Web of Science Citations

175 Dimensions Citations


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1. Parametrically Excited Dynamic Bipedal Walking

By Fumihiko Asano and Zhi-Wei Luo


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2. Locomotion of an Underactuated Biped Robot Using a Tail

By Fernando Juan Berenguer and Felix Monasterio-Huelin


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3. Reduced DOF Type Walking Robot Based on Closed Link Mechanism

By Katsuhiko Inagaki


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4. Posture and Vibration Control Based on Virtual Suspension Model for Multi-Legged Walking Robot

By Qingjiu Huang


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5. Research on Hexapod Walking Bio-Robot's Workspace and Flexibility

By Baoling Han, Qingsheng Luo, Xiaochuan Zhao and Qiuli Wang


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6. A Designing Method of the Passive Dynamic Walking Robot via Analogy with Phase Locked Loop Circuits

By Masatsugu Iribe and Koichi Osuka


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7. Theoretical Investigations of the Control Movement of the CLAWAR at Statically Unstable Regimes

By Alexander Gorobtsov


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8. Selection of Obstacle Avoidance Behaviors Based on Visual and Ultrasonic Sensors for Quadruped Robots

By Kiyotaka Izumi, Ryoichi Sato, Keigo Watanabe and Maki K. Habib


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9. Climbing Service Robots for Improving Safety in Building Maintenance Industry

By Bing L. Luk, Louis K. P. Liu and Arthur A. Collie


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10. Gait Programming for Multi-Legged Robot Climbing on Walls and Ceilings

By Jinwu Qian, Zhen Zhang and Li Ma


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11. Armless Climbing and Walking in Robotics

By Maki K. Rashid


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12. A Reference Control Architecture for Service Robots as applied to a Climbing Vehicle

By Francisco Ortiz, Diego Alonso, Juan Pastor, Barbara Alvarez and Andres Iborra


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13. Climbing with Parallel Robots

By R. Saltaren, R. Aracil, O. Reinoso and E. Yime


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14. Gait Synthesis in Legged Robot Locomotion Using a CPG-Based Model

By J. Cappelletto, P. Estévez, J. C. Grieco and W. Medina-Meléndez and G. Fernández-López


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15. Basic Concepts of the Control and Learning Mechanism of Locomotion by the Central Pattern Generator

By Jun Nishii and Tomoko Hioki


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16. Space Exploration - towards Bio-Inspired Climbing Robots

By Carlo Menon, Michael Murphy, Metin Sitti and Nicholas Lan


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17. Biologically Inspired Robots

By Fred Delcomyn


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18. Study on Locomotion of a Crawling Robot for Adaptation to the Environment

By Li Chen, Yuechao Wang, Bin Li, Shugen Ma and Dengping Duan


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19. Multiple Sensor Fusion and Motion Control of Snake Robot Based on Soft-Computing

By Woo-Kyung Choi, Seong-Joo Kim and Hong-Tae Jeon


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20. Evolutionary Strategies Combined With Novel Binary Hill Climbing Used for Online Walking Pattern Generation in Two Legged Robot

By Lena Mariann Garder and Mats Hovin


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21. A Multitasking Surface Exploration Rover System

By Antonios K. Bouloubasis and Gerard T. McKee


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22. Collective Displacement of Modular Robots Using Self-Reconfiguration

By Carrillo Elian and Dominique Duhaut


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23. In-pipe Robot with Active Steering Capability for Moving Inside of Pipelines

By Hyouk Ryeol Choi and Se-gon Roh


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24. Locomotion Principles of 1D Topology Pitch and Pitch-Yaw-Connecting Modular Robots

By Juan Gonzalez-Gomez, Houxiang Zhang and Eduardo Boemo


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25. Mechanical Design of Step-Climbing Vehicle with Passive Linkages

By Daisuke Chugo, Kuniaki Kawabata, Hayato Kaetsu, Hajime Asama and Taketoshi Mishima


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26. Climbing Robots

By Majid M. Moghadam and Mojtaba Ahmadi


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27. Mechanical and Kinematics Design Methodology of a New Wheelchair with Additional Capabilities

By R. Morales, A. Gonzalez and V. Feliu


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28. Pneumatic Actuators for Climbing, Walking and Serpentine Robots

By Grzegorz Granosik


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29. Omnidirectional Mobile Robot - Design and Implementation

By Ioan Doroftei, Victor Grosu and Veaceslav Spinu


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30. On the Use of a Hexapod Table to Improve Tumour Targeting in Radiation Therapy

By Juergen Meyer, Matthias Guckenberger, Juergen Wilbert and Kurt Baier


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