JRM Vol.31 No.3 pp. 500-506
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2019.p0500

Development Report:

MACROTIS: Cubic Robot with Snap-Through-Buckling Mechanisms for Achieving High Freedom of Movement

Kwanwai Mak, Koichi Osuka, Yasuhiro Sugimoto, and Teruyo Wada

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

November 21, 2018
March 8, 2019
June 20, 2019
snap-through-buckling, inertia driven motion, high freedom of movement, cubic robot

Based on the design of an inertia-driven modular robot, this paper proposes a new design of cubic robot using snap-through-buckling mechanisms as actuators for achieving translational and rotational motion in multiple directions. Through experiments, the characteristics of the mechanism were obtained, and performance of the robot was assessed.

The cubic robot MACROTIS

The cubic robot MACROTIS

Cite this article as:
K. Mak, K. Osuka, Y. Sugimoto, and T. Wada, “MACROTIS: Cubic Robot with Snap-Through-Buckling Mechanisms for Achieving High Freedom of Movement,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.31 No.3, pp. 500-506, 2019.
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