Introduction to Quadrupedal or Four-Legged Robots Presentation

Quadrupedal or four-legged robots exhibit quadrupedal motion. They benefit from increased stability over bipedal robots, especially during movement. At slow speeds, a quadrupedal robot may move only one leg at a time, ensuring a stable tripod. Four-legged robots also benefit from a lower center of gravity than two-legged systems.

Four-legged robots include:

  • The TITAN series developed since the 1980s by the Hirose-Yoneda Laboratory.
  • The dynamically stable BigDog, developed in 2005 by Boston Dynamics, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and the Harvard University Concord Field Station.
  • BigDog's successor, the LS3.
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Wed, 2014/05/21 to Sat, 2014/06/21
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering
K.N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU)
Tehran (Iran)