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4202 E. Fowler Ave., ENB 118
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5399

Office:   ENB 311
Email:   palmer@cse.usf.edu

Phone: (813) 974-2282
Fax: (813) 974-5456


Screenbot and DIGbot:


Screenbot climbs in multiple orientations with respect to gravity (including inverted) on mesh screen using Distributed Inward Gripping (DIG). Screenbot has one motor and achieves directionaly-inward attachment forces through passive springs.

Video:

  • screen walking




  • DIGbot is a 19-DOF hexapod that can make turns on an inverted mesh screen, and will be able to navigate complex transitions using spines.

    Video:
  • 1st climb
  • CompliantFeet_vertical1.wmv
  • DIGbot2.wmv
  • DIGbot.wmv
  • DIGbotinverted.wmv
  • DIGbot fully inverted
  • On natural terrain (telephone phone, tree)