Design of a compliant spine for the Locomorph robot


It is well-known that quadrupedal animals like cats and dogs perform robust and efficient locomotion through well-coordinated leg movements but also by actively using their spine. Most legged robots do not yet take advantage from advanced spine designs but typically totally rely on locomotion through legs.

In this project we designed a first spine module for the legged modular Locomorph robot. We fabricated the spine but due to time limitations could not yet explore the spine on the robot.