Introduction to Quadrupedal or Four-Legged Robots Presentation

Section: 
Research
Subsection: 
Presentation
Place: 
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
K.N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU)
Tehran (Iran)
Associate: 
A. Nasr
M.A. Shooredeli
Date: 
2014/05/21 to 2014/06/21

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.