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Title:Microcontroller-based walking robot
Author(s):Straitiff, Joseph Edwin
Advisor(s):Uribe, Ricardo B.
Department / Program:Electrical & Computer Engineering
Discipline:Electrical & Computer Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Electrical engineering
Robotics--Control systems
Abstract:Robotic systems have vastly improved in recent history, but even sim­ple autonomous systems seem out of reach once one becomes immersed in the sheer computational complexity involved in performing tasks as simple as navigating a hallway. This project is an attempt to advance the reach of a robotic system to the level of a simple cockroach. Although this may not seem complicated on the surface, cockroaches can perform some amazing feats. For example, they can run across uneven terrain, navigate, obstacles, support their entire body weight on one leg, find sustenance autonomously, and repair themselves. These are- functions that modern robotic systems try to replicate without sig­nificant success.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 held by Joseph Edwin Straitiff
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-09-29

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