Legged Robots

ATRIAS 2.1 Biped

Description: ATRIAS 2.1 is the third physical realization of the ATRIAS concept of an actuated spring mass walking, running and jumping bipedal robot.

Funded by: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

Year: 2012

ATRIAS 2.1 Biped Project Page


ATRIAS 2.0 Monopod

Description: ATRIAS 2.0 is the second physical realization of the ATRIAS concept of an actuated spring mass walking, running and jumping bipedal robot.

Funded by: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

Year: 2012

ATRIAS 2.0 Monopod Project Page


ATRIAS 1.0 Monopod

Description: ATRIAS 1.0 is designed for agile, robust, and energetically economic walking and running over uneven terrain, in addition to other highly dynamic maneuvers such as hopping, jumping, and skipping.

Funded by: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)

Year: 2011

ATRIAS 1.0 Monopod Project Page


MABEL

Description: MABEL is a bipedal robot based on the Electric Cable Differential (ECD) leg designed to be both a robust walker and a fast runner. It pushes the state of the art in bipedal mechanism design and provides an opportunity for effective control design methodology to maximize the robot's energy efficiency, speed, and stability.

Funded by: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Year: 2009

MABEL Project Page


Thumper

Description: Thumper is a monopod robot based on the Electric Cable Differential (ECD) leg. The Electric Cable Differential (ECD) leg was designed for running, walking, jumping, hopping, and generally behaving in a highly dynamic manner. Large fiberglass springs are used for storing the energy of a running gait, much like the springs in a pogo stick or the tendons in a kangaroo.

Funded by: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Year: 2008

Thumper Project Page


BiMASC

Description: The Biped with Mechanically Adjustable Series Compliance, or BiMASC, was designed to be capable of running, walking, jumping, hopping, and generally behaving in a highly dynamic manner. The actuation is based on the AMASC, which provides tunable passive dynamics for efficient and stable locomotion.

Funded by: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Year: 2007

BiMASC Project Page


AMASC

Description: The actuator with mechanically adjustable series compliance (AMASC) is designed for use in the BiMASC, a highly dynamic legged robot that uses fiberglass springs for a large energy storage capacity.

Funded by: National Science Foundation (NSF)

Year: 2004

AMASC Project Page


Other Projects

Mars Rover Robotic Arm 2011

Description: This project is an extension of the Oregon State University Rover Club for use in the University Rover Challenge (URC). For the past four years, the Mars Society has hosted the URC at its Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah. The premise of this competition is to challenge teams of university students to design and build the next generation Mars rover.

Year: 2011


SWAT Vehicle Robotic Arm

Description: The purpose of the arm is to increase the operating area of the SWAT Reconnaissance Vehicle by enabling it to open household doors and closets. The arm was designed to be able to open typical household doors with L-shaped handles or knobs.

Funded by: Salem Police Department

Year: 2010


Mars Rover Robotic Arm 2010

Description: This project is an extension of the Oregon State University Rover Club for use in the University Rover Challenge (URC). For the past four years, the Mars Society has hosted the URC at its Mars Desert Research Station in southern Utah. The premise of this competition is to challenge teams of university students to design and build the next generation Mars rover.

Year: 2010


SWAT Team Vehicle

Description: The purpose of the vehicle is to enter potentially dangerous and hostile situations remotely and with the ability to convey mission-critical information to SWAT team members.

Funded by: Salem Police Department

Year: 2009