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dc.contributor.authorKarakadıoǧlu, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAskari, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorÖzcan, O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T11:46:28Z
dc.date.available2018-04-12T11:46:28Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781509059980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/37639
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the design, development, and basic operation of MinIAQ, an origami-inspired, foldable, untethered, miniature quadruped robot. Instead of employing multilayer composite structures similar to most microrobotic fabrication techniques, MinIAQ is fabricated from a single sheet of thin A4-sized PET film. Its legs are designed based on a simple four-bar locomotion mechanism that is embedded within its planar design. Each leg is actuated and controlled individually by separate DC motors enabling gait modification and higher degree of freedom on controlling the motion. The origami-inspired fabrication technique is a fast and inexpensive method to make complex 3D robotic structures through successive-folding of laser-machined sheets. However, there is still a need for improvement in modulating and extending the design standards of origami robots. In an effort to addressing this need, the primitive foldable design patterns of MinIAQ for higher structural integrity and rigidity are presented in detail. The current robot takes less than two hours to be cut and assembled and weighs about 23 grams where 3.5 grams is the weight of its body, 7.5 grams is its motors and encoders, 5 grams is its battery, and about 7 grams is its current on-board electronics and sensors. The robot is capable of running about 30 minutes on a single fully charged 150mAh single cell LiPo battery. Using the feedback signals from the custom encoders, MinIAQ can perform a trot gait with a speed of approximately 0.65 Bodylengths/sec, or equivalently 7.5 cm/s. © 2017 IEEE.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleIEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, AIMen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AIM.2017.8014025en_US
dc.subjectFoldable robotsen_US
dc.subjectLegged robotsen_US
dc.subjectMiniature robotsen_US
dc.subjectOrigami-inspired robotsen_US
dc.subjectUnconventional manufacturingen_US
dc.subjectBinary alloysen_US
dc.subjectDC motorsen_US
dc.subjectDegrees of freedom (mechanics)en_US
dc.subjectElectric batteriesen_US
dc.subjectElectric machine controlen_US
dc.subjectFabricationen_US
dc.subjectIntelligent mechatronicsen_US
dc.subjectLithium alloysen_US
dc.subjectPolonium alloysen_US
dc.subjectRobotsen_US
dc.subjectSignal encodingen_US
dc.subjectDesign and operationsen_US
dc.subjectFabrication techniqueen_US
dc.subjectLocomotion mechanismen_US
dc.subjectMultilayer compositeen_US
dc.subjectOn-board electronicsen_US
dc.subjectRobotic structuresen_US
dc.subjectMachine designen_US
dc.titleDesign and operation of MinIAQ: an untethered foldable miniature quadruped with individually actuated legsen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
dc.citation.spage247en_US
dc.citation.epage252en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/AIM.2017.8014025en_US
dc.publisherIEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)en_US


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