Hexapod Robots as Folding Exploratory Rovers; SAG Final Report Spring 2019
Nadan, Paul M Ryan, Jeremy C
Walking robots have advantages over their wheeled counterparts in their ability to climb and negotiate rough terrain. This property makes such robots well-suited to exploration of rocky environments such as the surface of Mars or an asteroid. Last semester, this research project began with the goal of developing a folding autonomous hexapod rover for exploring rocky environments. While last semester was devoted to building up a basic platform, this semester we focused on adding more advanced capabilities such as rough terrain traversal, obstacle detection, and custom electronics.