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Integrating a Hierarchy of Simulation Tools for Legged Robot Locomotion
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-09)
We are interested in the development of a variety of legged robot platforms intended for operation in unstructured outdoor terrain. In such settings, the traditions of rational engineering design, driven by analytically ...
Scaling and Dynamics of Sphere and Disk Impact into Granular Media
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-02-29)
Direct measurements of the acceleration of spheres and disks impacting granular media reveal simple power law scalings along with complex dynamics which bear the signatures of both fluid and solid behavior. The penetration ...
Sensitive dependence of the motion of a legged robot on granular media
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-03)
Legged locomotion on flowing ground (e.g., granular media) is unlike locomotion on hard ground because feet experience both solid- and fluid-like forces during surface penetration. Recent bioinspired legged robots display ...