Creatures of two worlds [electronic resource] : small robots and hybrid aerial-terrestrial locomotion
- Morgan Thomas Pope.
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- Pope, Morgan Thomas.
- Cutkosky, Mark R., primary advisor.
- Lentink, David, 1975- advisor.
- Waldron, Kenneth J., advisor.
- Stanford University. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- This thesis is about the design and analysis of small, mobile robots that operate in various combinations of air and surface locomotion. Our goal is to create robots that traverse unstructured environments with speed and efficiency. Our analysis focuses on the physics of the transitions between states that make this kind of locomotion possible. Throughout the work, we will find connections with the natural world, where operation in multiple modes and at small scales defines the operational life of many animals. We note how advances in processors, sensors, and actuators have made it easier to create robots which explore these spaces, and look forward to the potential future growth of inexpensive, active platforms.
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- Submitted to the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
- Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2016.
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