First steps – Hector, the six-legged robot, and its first steps

Finally, the hexapod robot has done his first steps. It is controlled by the decentralized Walknet architecture (see Schilling et al., 2013a and 2013b below) and produces adaptive walking behavior.

A video can be found here.

For more details on the robotic structure see Schneider, A., Paskarbeit, J., Schilling, M. and Schmitz, J. (2014), “HECTOR, A Bio-Inspired and Compliant Hexapod Robot”. In: A. Duff, T. Prescott, P. Verschure, N. Lepora (eds.): Living Machines 2014, LNAI 8608, pp. 427–429.

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