Recti-Blob (1995-1997)


The Recti-Blob is ...


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Above: The Recti-blob at rest. 

Below: The Recti-blob takes a step.

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Recti-Blob 2

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Recti-blob II is cabaple of a wider range of joint angles than the original Recti-blob.

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Allen, A.R. The Recti-Blob II: A Conformal Shape-changing Robot for Robust Locomotion Over Rough Terrain, MS Thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997.

Homsy, G.E., Allen, A.R., Pratt, G.A. The Recti-Blob: A conformal shape-changing robot for robust locomotion over rough terrain Unpublished as of 10/23/97


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