IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Flea inspired catapult mechanism with active energy storage and release for small scale jumping robot

2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Author(s): Je-Sung Koh ; Sun-Pill Jung ; Minkyun Noh ; Seung-Won Kim ; Kyu-Jin Cho
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 May 2013
Conference Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Conference Date: 6 May 2013
Page(s): 26 - 31
ISBN (Electronic): 978-1-4673-5643-5
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4673-5641-1
ISSN (Paper): 1050-4729
DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630552
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Fleas have a unique catapult mechanism with a special muscle configuration. Energy is stored in an elastic material, resilin, and the extensor muscle. Force is applied by the extensor muscle to... View More

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