Lecture 6: Instantaneous Kinematics

author: Oussama Khatib, Computer Science Department, Stanford University
published: Jan. 11, 2010,   recorded: January 2008,   views: 3013
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"Polypod is a reconfigurable module robot. It’s made up of two types of modules called segments and nods. Segments are two degree freedom modules with two motors, force and position sensing and a microcomputer on board. Nods are [inaudible] shaped housings for batteries. Segments may be mounted parallel to each other or they may be mounted perpendicular to each other. Modules may also attach on any face of a nod. Simple locomotion gaits are statically stable gaits that move along a straight line..."

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