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A project log for Dtto - Explorer Modular Robot

Modular self-reconfigurable robot, focused on all-terrain search and rescue operations using bio-inspired locomotion mechanisms

AlbertoAlberto 03/27/2017 at 16:581 Comment

Hello!

These days we've been trying to design a small mechanism that allows the 4 hooks to rotate with the full face of the module. The idea is that, when mechanically connected, the modules can change their relative position (for example, to change from a 2D worm structure to a 3D snake movement).

This is the first test, with the 4 hooks on the rotating plate:

Having rotating faces at both ends of the modules, we could use them as wheels to move on flat surfaces.

Still a looooot of work to do, we will keep working!

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Simon Merrett wrote 03/27/2017 at 17:22 point

Hooray! Great idea, you could have sideways rolling as well as forward caterpillar crawling and wheel rolling.

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