The R2G2 robot caterpillar is created with the help 3D the press (+ video)
The institute of Maryland (USA) developed a caterpillar spy with the help 3D the press. R2G2 boat outside reminds big a worm/caterpillar and is equipped with the chamber. The name of this miracle of equipment is deciphered as Robot with Rectilinear Gait for Ground Operations that is translated as the Boat with rectilinear movement for land operations.
To descent after creation of a boat of R2G2 when testing the powerful shortcoming – low speed of movement was found. Movements of a boat were similar on snake, speed was very low. Founders worked over model improvement. The boat began to move as a caterpillar, its speed considerably raised – 1,6 km/h. The same speed is developed by the person, going a slow step.
In plans of 1 of founders of a caterpillar of Robot with Rectilinear Gait for Ground Operations of James Hopkins – to make longer model of a boat. James is sure that speed of movement of such model will be higher – to 3,2 km/h. Advantage of a boat before other similar models in possibility to move on inclined surfaces. R2G2 simply overcomes districts, a covering a grass or sand.
Specialists developers avoided difficult details on geometry that assembly of a caterpillar robot was very ordinary. As plans Institute of Maryland, in coming print on the 3D the printer a caterpillar spy can though what user. Prospects of introduction of R2G2 – search and rescue operations.