Chapter 75 — Biologically Inspired Robotics

Salamandra Robotica II - Swimming-to-walking transition

This video presents the swimming-to-walking transition of a bioinspired salamander-like robot: Salamandra Robotica II. The modular configuration of this robot takes advantage of coordinated motions of motors based on the rhythmic patterns generated by CPGs. Because of the flexible coordination, the robot is able to exhibit locomotion both underwater and on the ground.
Fumiya Iida, Auke Ijspeert
Auke Ijspeert, EPFL, Switzerland