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A miniature 7g jumping robot

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A miniature 7g jumping robot
Abstract— Jumping can be a very efficient mode of locomotion for small robots to overcome large obstacles and travel in natural, rough terrain. In this paper we present the development and characterization of a novel 5cm, 7g jumping robot. It can jump obstacles more than 27 times its own size and outperforms existing jumping robots by one order of magnitude with respect to jump height per weight and jump height per size. It employs elastic elements in a four bar linkage leg system to allow for very powerful jumps and adjustment of the jumping force, take-off angle and force profile during the acceleration phase.
Mirko Kovac, Martin Fuchs, André Guignard,
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Updated 30 May 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ICRA
Authors Mirko Kovac, Martin Fuchs, André Guignard, Jean-Christophe Zufferey, Dario Floreano
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