Modeling and simulation of spider's walking

A. Rezaei Modehi, M. Alitavoli, A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, Hadi Larijani

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    Abstract

    Currently robot designers are ever more inspired by nature to develop and design legged robots to mimic the walking style of insects over uneven and rough surfaces. In this work, walking behavior and method of a kind of spider Araneus diadematus are investigated. Image processing techniques are used to obtain kinematic parameters of the spider’s legs. The positions of defined points on the spider’s legs were recorded in terms of time. After extracting the necessary data, a linkage mechanism of the legs was designed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83–96
    Number of pages14
    JournalInternational Journal of Design and Nature and Ecodynamics
    Volume6
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Keywords

    • robotics
    • spider movement
    • insects

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