Our stick insect robot was published in IEEE Spectrum

On Sep 8, 2023 – Our stick insect robot, called ‘Black Mirror,’ was published in IEEE Spectrum on Video Friday: Tensegrity Wheels. This work draws inspiration from stick insect locomotion to teach robots how to walk using a novel system of self-organized limb movement. Initially, we tracked the joint and limb movements of a stick insect and subsequently translated this information into a stick insect robot. The robot features six legs, each equipped with three joints, and a foot contact feedback. The self-organized system was implemented on each leg of the robot, enabling it to walk without the need for a central connection between each appendage. As a result, in certain tests, the robot closely emulated stick insect motion, while in others, it exhibited novel patterns of movement.

Credit : IEEE Spectrum : Video Friday

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