A new method to achieve smooth gait transitions in hexapod robots

The real Hexapod robot used to validate the team’s control method. Credit: Heliyon (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e31847

Robots that can navigate various terrains both rapidly and efficiently could be highly advantageous, as they could successfully complete complex missions in challenging environments. For instance, these robots could help to monitor complex natural environments, such as forests, or could search for survivors after natural disasters.

One of the most common types of robots designed to navigate varying terrains are legged robots, whose bodies are often inspired by the body structure of animals. To move swiftly in varying terrains, legged robots should be …

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