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
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.
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