Chapter 75 — Biologically Inspired Robotics

Dynamic-rolling locomotion of GoQBot

This video presents dynamic-rolling locomotion of a worm-like robot GoQBot. Unlike the other conventional soft robots that are capable of only slow motions, this platform exhibits fast locomotion by exploiting the flexible deformation of the body as inspired from nature.
Fumiya Iida, Auke Ijspeert
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Barry Trimmer, Tufts University, USA