July 27 2012
Article in New York Times on how bats land on ceilings with links to more detailed information in Riskin et al. (JEB)
Some EarlyCrawlingPrototypes are under development. -- Interesting range of ideas. Need to make everything simpler, lighter, more robust. Much lighter!
Useful to revisit the old Spinybot under-actuated leg mechanisms for inspiration:
- Relevant pages from Sangbae Kim's PhD thesis on the spinybot leg mechanisms
- Spinybot 2005 ICRA paper
- A recreation of this motion on Private.ForrestBlog: Youtube video
Left: Spinybot on concrete wall of MERL building (click to enlarge).