Legged robot

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Legged robots are a type of mobile robot. They are somewhat a recent innovation in robotics. However, many or all bipedal models are not practical seeing as they are cumbersome and slow. Most successful legged robots have 4 or 6 legs for further stability. This legs-over-wheels approach lends itself for use in all-terrain purposes seeing as legs are more effective in an uneven environment than wheels.

Legged robots include:

Legged robots include one-legged hopping robots sometimes called pogo stick robots,[1][2][3] bipedal robots, quadrupedal robots, and hexapod robots.

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  1. ^ Jason Falconer. "Two-part “stutter jumps” could reduce jumping robot power consumption". 2012.
  2. ^ Byron Spice. "BowGo! CMU robotics researchers develop a pogo stick that aims high". 2001.
  3. ^ Liv. "Explosive Pogo Stick Robot Leaps Over 25-Foot Obstacles" 2009

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