145 WALKING, HOPPING, SPHERICAL, WSL ROBOTS AND VEHICLES 4

Walking Machine of Selenokhod Group

Walking machine of 'Selenokhod' group for the competition Google Lunar X-Prize. Bottom of the machine is an inverted U. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09fk4vG4Pxo.

Leg wheel hybrid quadruped robot

Leg-wheel hybrid quadruped robot, 2006, from Shigeo Hirose. In this mechanism, load distribution control is realized by a torque of twisting joint at the center of the body, and a forward/backward shift of the body. It can ride over 230 mm step. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Rough-terrain-locomotion-of-a-leg-wheel-hybrid-qua-Takahashi-Yoneda/74cd42a4ed934a26b6e21b28d56c54dd3e66d2e0/figure/5

Hylos Robot

Hylos robot, 2007, wheeled-legged robot to move off-road. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Motion-kinematics-analysis-of-wheeled-legged-rover-Grand-Amar/3a4b20580c6b581ba8d32515ff14eb07f59d2025, http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xm45gm

Passive Leg Robot

Passive Leg Robot, 2015. The transformable wheel robot is able to overcome obstacles yet it can still move quickly over flat ground thanks to wheels. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/A-transformable-wheel-robot-with-a-passive-leg-She-Hurd/bae02ed470c783f343301e788a2d88fe42ea1433

Wheel Leg Hybrid Robot

Wheel leg hybrid robot, 2009.The proposed mechanism can compose large wheel diameter compared with the previous hybrid robot to realize high ability to climb obstacles. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Armadillo-inspired-wheel-leg-retractable-module- https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Recent-Advances-on-Locomotion-Mechanisms-of-Hybrid-Lim/7735159903314bbb7ff47e27f2abc5d37d7fb691Tadakuma-Tadakuma/70b57af7eb5085af6b0368a099c17371ea4396ef

Velociroach Robotic Cockroaches

VelociRoACH Robotic cockroaches, working in tandem to overcome obstacles, of University of California, Berkeley, https://finance.yahoo.com/news/robot-hordes-one-step-closer-181546616.html, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X78FWHc2pLg

Claw Wheel Transformable Robot

Claw-Wheel transformable robot, 2016, transforms between the claw mode and the wheel mode. The transformation process is done by simply folding or unfolding the front body through the active transformation mechanism. The claw mode driven by four unique claws is used to overcome rough terrain. For enhancing the stability during climbing steep stairs in the claw mode, the body length is extended. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/The-Claw-Wheel-transformable-hybrid-robot-with-rel-Pan-Kuo/9a7974c274e1371f200a146d2db613fcdfe8547b

Claw Wheel Transformable Robot

Claw-Wheel transformable robot

Dante II robot

Dante II walking robot.  In 1994, Dante II was deployed and successfully tested in a remote Alaskan volcano. Human operators were located 120 km distant during the mission. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Dante-II-Technical-Description-Results-and-Lessons-Bares-Wettergreen/40550c1728adbe4a9580702d40045cb7c2395abe

Whegs II of Case university

Whegs II of Case University. This Whegs is fitted with an articulated chassis. http://biorobots.case.edu/projects/whegs/