Biomimetic Walking Robot

Biomimetic Walking Robot
Team Members: Brian Connell, Scott Kramer,
Chris Popiela, Kelly Swinson
w/ Raymond King(ESM, Jr)
Advisor: Dr. Shane Ross
The goal of this project is to use static and
dynamic modeling of VHB-4905 in order to build
an effective and functional spring rolled actuator
Key Features:
•Use research to develop a static model: determine
the number of wraps necessary to hold in equilibrium
•Use research to begin development of a dynamic
model: predict actuator behavior
•Perform VICON testing of pre-strained VHB at
voltages from 1.5kV-4kV
•Build actuators that respond with enough force
output to enable ambulation