Climbing and Walking Robots Towards New Applications

Climbing and Walking Robots Towards New Applications

With the advancement of technology, new exciting approaches enable us to render mobile robotic systems more versatile, robust and cost-efficient. Some researchers combine climbing and walking techniques with a modular approach, a reconfigurable approach, or a swarm approach to realize novel prototypes as flexible mobile robotic platforms featuring all necessary locomotion capabilities.


The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the latest wide-range achievements in climbing and walking robotic technology to researchers, scientists, and engineers throughout the world. Different aspects including control simulation, locomotion realization, methodology, and system integration are presented from the scientific and from the technical point of view. This book consists of two main parts, one dealing with walking robots, the second with climbing robots. The content is also grouped by theoretical research and applicative realization. Every chapter offers a considerable amount of interesting and useful information.

Table of Contents

  • Mechanics and Simulation of Six-Legged Walking Robots
  • Dynamic Walk of Humanoids: Momentum Compensation Based on the Optimal Pelvic Rotation
  • Attitude Control of a Six-Legged Robot in Consideration of Actuator Dynamics by Optimal Servo Control System
  • A 4WD Omnidirectional Mobile Platform and its Application to Wheelchairs
  • Evolution of Biped Locomotion Using Linear Genetic Programming
  • Optimal Design of a New Wheeled Mobile Robot by Kinetic Analysis for the Stair-Climbing States
  • City-Climber: A New Generation Wall-Climbing Robots
  • Connected Crawler Robot – Design and Motion Planning for Climbing a Step
  • A PAWL for Enhancing Strength and Endurance during Walking Using Interaction Force and Dynamical Information
  • Complex and Flexible Robot Motions by Strand-Muscle Actuators
  • Ball-Shaped Robots
  • A Climbing Robot for Cleaning Glass Surface with Motion Planning and Visual Sensing
  • Attitude and Steering Control of the Long Articulated Body Mobile Robot KORYU
  • Modular Walking Robots
  • Non-Time Reference Gait Planning and Stability Control for Bipedal Walking
  • Design Methodology for Biped Robots: Applications in Robotics and Prosthetics
  • Amphibious NDT Robots
  • Test Methods and Knowledge Representation for Urban Search and Rescue Robots
  • Simplified Modelling of Legs Dynamics on Quadruped Robots’ Force Control Approach
  • The Bio-Inspired SCORPION Robot: Design,Control & Lessons Learned
  • Worm-like Locomotion Systems (WLLS) – Theory, Control and Prototypes

Book Details

Author(s): Houxiang Zhang
Format(s): PDF
File size: 9.54 MB
Number of pages: 546
Link: Download or read online.

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