Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2020
Volume 65, Number 1
Monday–Friday, March 2–6, 2020; Denver, Colorado
Session M71: Poster Session III (11:15am - 2:15pm)
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Room: Exhibit Hall C/D
Abstract: M71.00196 : Programmable Multistable Mechanisms for Locomotion*
Using analytical modeling, numerical simulation, and experimental measurements, we demonstrated how the transition sequence between the stable states depends on the beams' axial loads. We exploited this property to produce locomotion with a highly simplified control system. We applied our concept to construct a skating robot, where velocity can be tuned by varying beam stiffness.
*M. Z. acknowledges the financial support provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation under grant number P2ELP2_184497
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