Structural Optimization Design of Quadruped Robot Based on Virtual Prototype Technology

Jinrong Zhang
2015 Journal of Information and Computational Science  
In this study, the structure of a quadruped robot is optimized by designing the structure using virtual prototype technology. The motion of the virtual quadruped robot is simulated in ADAMS software. Simulation analysis indicates that the impact of the robot's legs with the ground is very large while the legs are lifted and lowered; therefore, the weak parts of the robot must be strengthened by increasing the elasticity of the suspension link between the calf and thigh. Simulation results for
more » ... e redesigned robot structure indicate that the impact of the robot's legs with the ground is clearly reduced.
doi:10.12733/jics20106405 fatcat:p4muarqu2rdu5px4zxir6ky7yi