Roboreptile climbs like a real lizard

April 1st, 2021

Scimex, Other, 31/03/2021, Joseph Milton
Aussie and German scientists have built a robotic reptile to learn more about how lizards climb. The robot, which has an actuated spine and clawed feet that can interlock with surfaces, varied its speed, foot angles, and range of motion while collecting data on climbed distance, stability, and efficiency, demonstrating a trade-off between speed and stability, and mirroring the behaviour of real lizards. […] Journal/conference: Proceedings of the Royal Society B Link to research (DOI): 10.1098/rspb.2020.2576 Organisation/s: University of the Sunshine Coast, Data61, CSIRO Funder: This study was funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant.

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