https://mechanicaldesign101.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/LegMechanisms.jpg 1254 764 Prof. McCarthy https://mechanicaldesign101.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/mechanical-design-101LOGOf.png Prof. McCarthy2015-05-01 08:34:182022-09-17 09:33:57Walking Machines
An outcome of Mark Plecnik’s research on the kinematic synthesis of six-bar linkages is a variety of designs for the leg mechanisms of small walking machines.
We hope to build this walker over the summer. It has one drive motor on each side:
This is my favorite because it couples the legs on one side with a pantograph linkage. The leg joints are living hinges. and it seems this the entire leg system can be cut from a single sheet of plastic:
This is a design study for a walker with eight legs on one side, 16 total:
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