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Friction-driven Three-foot Robot Inspired by Snail Movement

Tianqi Yue, Hermes Bloomfield-Gadelha, Jonathan Rossiter
2021 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)  
In this paper, we present a novel friction-driven three-foot snail-like robot which employs a simple mechanism to capture and replicate snail-like motion.  ...  This robot provides a new approach to realising simpler, lower cost, and potentially more efficient, biomimetic mobile robots.  ...  INTRODUCTION Due to extraordinary moving ability, soft-body worms have become the focus of research to develop worm-like robots, mimicking, or partly mimicking, their movement.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icra48506.2021.9561125 fatcat:7trhnra42bhk7p2ejc6yv6ic6m

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Michael Bright, Donald Mortland, Andrew Hamack, Deborah Core, Harold Blythe, Nancy Lee-Riffe, Charles Sweet, Salty Wright, Barbara Sowders, Ordelle Hill, Shirley Baechtold, Walter Nelson (+9 others)
Feeling like a robot, or like she was watching the scene from a distance, she began to walk toward the living room and the La-Z-Boy. It would be easy... so easy.  ...  "Talking to a friend," she said, and quickly hung the phone up. She did not even say "goodbye" to the person on the other end of the line. " 'Talking to a friend' , " he mimicked.  ...