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Climbing and Walking Robots

Nowadays robotics is one of the most dynamic fields of scientific researches. The shift of robotics researches from manufacturing to services applications is clear. During the last decades interest in studying climbing and walking robots has been increased. This increasing interest has been in many areas that most important ones of them are: mechanics, electronics, medical engineering, cybernetics, controls, and computers. Today’s climbing and walking robots are a combination of manipulative, perceptive, communicative, and cognitive abilities and they are capable of performing many tasks in industrial and non- industrial environments. Surveillance, planetary exploration, emergence rescue operations, reconnaissance, petrochemical applications, construction, entertainment, personal services, intervention in severe environments, transportation, medical and etc are some applications from a very diverse application fields of climbing and walking robots. By great progress in this area of robotics it is anticipated that next generation climbing and walking robots will enhance lives and will change the way the human works, thinks and makes decisions. This book presents the state of the art achievments, recent developments, applications and future challenges of climbing and walking robots. These are presented in 24 chapters by authors throughtot the world The book serves as a reference especially for the researchers who are interested in mobile robots. It also is useful for industrial engineers and graduate students in advanced study.

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Climbing and Walking RobotsEdited by Behnam Miripour-Fard

Published: March 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/200

ISBN: 978-953-307-030-8

Copyright year: 2010

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73780 Total Chapter Downloads

56 Crossref Citations

55 Web of Science Citations

261 Dimensions Citations

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1. A Survey of Technologies and Applications for Climbing Robots Locomotion and Adhesion

By Manuel F. Silva and J. A. Tenreiro Machado

3261

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2. Mechanical Synthesis for Easy and Fast Operation in Climbing and Walking Robots

By Antonio Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Angel G. Gonzalez-Rodriguez and Rafael Morales

3473

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3. A Wheel-based Stair-climbing Robot with a Hopping Mechanism

By Koki Kikuchi, Naoki Bushida, Keisuke Sakaguchi, Yasuhiro Chiba, Hiroshi Otsuka, Yusuke Saito, Masamitsu Hirano and Shunya Kobayashi

4287

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4. Motion Control of a Four-wheel-drive Omnidirectional Wheelchair with High Step Climbing Capability

By Masayoshi Wada

3964

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5. Stair Climbing Robots and High-Grip Crawler

By Kan Yoneda, Yusuke Ota and Shigeo Hirose

7036

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6. A Climbing-Flying Robot for Power Line Inspection

By Jaka Katrasnik, Franjo Pernus and Bostjan Likar

4520

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7. A Fuzzy Control Based Stair-Climbing Service Robot

By Ming-Shyan Wang

2762

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8. Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization for Biped Walking of Humanoid Robot

By Toshihiko Yanase and Hitoshi Iba

2017

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9. On Adjustable Stiffness Artificial Tendonsin Bipedal Walking Energetics

By Reza Ghorbani and Qiong Wu

1853

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10. Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Combined Trajectory Paths of a Seven Link Biped Robot

By Ahmad Bagheri, Behnam Miripour-Fard and Peiman Naseradin Mousavi

2116

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11. Bipedal Walking Control Based on the Assumption of the Point-Contact: Sagittal Motion Control and Stabilization

By Tadayoshi Aoyama, Kosuke Sekiyama, Yasuhisa Hasegawa and Toshio Fukuda

1858

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12. Simulated Regulator to Synthesize ZMP Manipulation and Foot Location for Autonomous Control of Biped Robots

By Tomomichi Sugihara

1698

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13. Nonlinear H(inf)˜ Control Applied to Biped Robots

By Adriano A. G. Siqueira, Marco H. Terra and Leonardo Tubota

1569

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14. Method to Estimate the Basin of Attraction and Speed Switch Control for the Underactuated Biped Robot

By Yantao Tian, Limei Liu, Xiaoliang Huang, Jianfei Li and Zhen Sui

2850

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15. Zappa, a Compliant Quasi-Passive Biped Robot with a Tail and Elastic Knees

By Felix Monasterio-Huelin, Alvaro Gutierrez and Fernando J. Berenguer

2079

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16. Quadrupedal Gait Generation Based on Human Feeling for Animal Type Robot

By Hidekazu Suzuki and Hitoshi Nishi

2035

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17. Gait Based Directional Bias Detection of Four-Legged Walking Robots

By Wei-Chung Teng and Ding-Jie Huang

1949

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18. Locomotion Analysis of Hexapod Robot

By Xilun Ding, Zhiying Wang, Alberto Rovetta and J.M. Zhu

5063

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19. In Situ Self-Reconfiguration of Hexapod Robot OSCAR Using Biologically Inspired Approaches

By Bojan Jakimovski and Erik Maehle

1998

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20. Softly Stable Walk Using Phased Compliance Control with Virtual Force for Multi-Legged Walking Robot

By Qingjiu Huang

1582

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21. Biohybrid Walking Microrobot with Self-Assembled Cardiomyocytes

By Jinseok Kim, Eui-Sung Yoon and Sukho Park

1916

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22. Theoretical and Experimental Study for Queueing System with Walking Distance

By Daichi Yanagisawa, Yushi Suma, Akiyasu Tomoeda, Ayako Kimura, Kazumichi Ohtsuka and Katsuhiro Nishinari

2886

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23. Intention-Based Walking Support for Paraplegia Patients with Robot Suit HAL

By Kenta Suzuki, Gouji Mito, Hiroaki Kawamoto, Yasuhisa Hasegawa and Yoshiyuki Sankai

4039

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24. Development of Vision Based Person Following Module for Mobile Robots in RT-Middleware

By Hiroshi Takemura, Zentaro Nemoto, Keita Ito and Hiroshi Mizoguchi

2114

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25. A-B Autonomy of a Shape-shifting Robot 'AMOEBA-I' for USAR

By Yuechao Wang, Jinguo Liu and Bin Li

1857

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26. The Rh-1 Full-Size Humanoid Robot: Control System Design and Walking Pattern Generation

By Mario Arbulu, Dmitry Kaynov and Carlos Balaguer

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