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Design of a Biologically Inspired Jumping Mechanism for a Dynamic Running Platform

Title: Design of a Biologically Inspired Jumping Mechanism for a Dynamic Running Platform.
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Name(s): Carbiener, Charles, author
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Many animals are capable of jumping from a running gait. This allows them to quickly overcome a large range of obstacles. A robotic platform capable of running jumps will benefit similarly, and see a great enhancement to its mobility. This thesis presents the design, simulation and preliminary validation of a robotic leg capable of both running and jumping. Two reduced order running models are introduced to investigate the dynamics of running and jumping. These models are used to demonstrate that a platform can control its trajectory by changing the timing of its jump and to guide the design of a functional prototype. This prototype functions by storing energy by deforming a compliant element, which can then be released into a jump when needed. The prototype was built and several proof of concept tests were performed to show the capabilities of this prototype.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0301 (IID)
Keywords: Robot, Jumping, Dynamic Running
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2014.
Date of Defense: April 21, 2014.
Subject(s): Electromechanical devices
Mechanical engineering
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0301
Restrictions on Access: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Carbiener, C. (2014). Design of a Biologically Inspired Jumping Mechanism for a Dynamic Running Platform. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0301