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Rough Terrain Robot (R-HEX)

Arati Gawade, Vaishnavi Patil, Vedant Sarma, Kirti Mhamunkar


The RHex Robot, a power autonomous, untethered, compliant-legged hexapod robot. RHex is based on a Hexapod Robot. RHex has only six actuators one motor located at each hip achieving mechanical simplicity that promotes reliable and robust operation in real-world tasks. The legs rotate full circle, thereby preventing the common problem of toe stubbing in the protraction (swing) phase. An extensive suite of experimental results documents the robot’s significant “intrinsic mobility” the traversal of rugged, broken, and obstacle-ridden ground without any terrain sensing or actively controlled adaptation. RHex achieves fast and robust forward locomotion traveling at speeds up to one body length per second and traversing height variations well exceeding its body clearance.

Keywords: Robot, rough terrain, image recording, virtual monitoring, technology

Cite this Article: Arati Gawade, Vaishnavi Patil, Vedant Sarma, Kirti Mhamunkar. Rough Terrain Robot(R-HEX).Current Trends in Information Technology. 2020; 10(2): 18–23p.

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