The soft multi-legged robot inspired by octopus: climbing various columnar objects

Kazuyuki Ito*, Yoshihiro Homma, Jonathan M Rossiter

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In this paper, we develop a soft climbing robot made of silicone. Octopus-like behaviour is realized by a simple mechanism utilizing the dynamics of the soft body, and the robot can grasp various objects of unknown shape. In addition, by inching its truck, it can climb various columnar objects. Experiments, using pipes, long balloons, and natural trees, are conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed robot.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Early online date24 Apr 2020
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Apr 2020


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