Accession Number:

ADA181995

Title:

A Computer Simulation Study of Tripod Follow-The-Leader Gait Coordination for a Hexapod Walking Machine.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

A new type of gait and steering algorithm for use by a six-legged walking machine is developed and presented in this study. The spatially oriented tripod follow-the-leader gait is an extension of previous studies of temporal follow-the-leader gaits, and should prove useful for all-terrain walking vehicles, such as the Adaptive Suspension Vehicle. Tractor-trailer style steering is introduced as an effort to tailor steering control for this type of gait. Both gait and steering algorithms are implemented on a color graphics computer simulation for study and comparison with other walking algorithms.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE