Comments on Robonaut To Get Eight-Legged Spidernaut Configuration?
'The eight thin metallic legs were pointed downwards, balanced delicately...'- Charles Sheffield, 1979. (Read
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|"Why 8? Wouldn't 4 work just as well in that environment?"
(Dewtey 7/3/2013 8:22:36 AM)
|"A reasonable question. Perhaps this is an instance of roboticists taking biomimetics too far..."
( 7/3/2013 9:50:58 AM)
|"If the legs can be fitted with tools, you have the equivalent of 2 people."
(Peter Jacobs 7/3/2013 5:26:14 PM)
|"Take a look at the "Christmas tree" robot from Robert Forward's Rocheworld to see how the legs of a robot can become tools."
(Bill Christensen 7/3/2013 8:36:14 PM)
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