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Title: Toward the simulation of multi-limbed robots
Author: Idris, Wafa Mohamed
ISNI:       0000 0004 2677 4872
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2006
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Robots are time and effort saving devices. Over the years attempts have been made to build mobile robots of different forms. These came in different shapes and sizes including both wheeled and legged robots. However the process of building a robot is an expensive, time consuming task. Therefore it makes more sense to experiment on simulated ones rather than real robots. The current project investigates a way to generalise a technique to simulate any n-limbed robot, and then use it to try and teach a robot to walk. The first stage of walking however, is to be able to balance oneself under gravity. Therefore the project attempts to teach robot models, of two and three limbs, to 'think', i.e. to detect that they're falling and react accordingly balancing themselves.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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