Bio-inspired Hybrid Locomotion in Mobile Robots: A Comprehensive Survey

  • Abdullah Maqsood Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari, Pakistan.
  • Humaira Afzal Department of Computer Science, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Rafiq Mufti Department of Computer Science, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Vehari, Pakistan.
  • Waqar Aslam Department of Computer Science & Information Technology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
Keywords: Bio-inspired, robotics, ornithopter, skyhopper, hybrid locomotion

Abstract

Hybrid motion strategies such as combining jumping or running with flying and gliding are used in nature by numerous animals and birds for effective movements in their natural habitat. However, only, recently its importance is realized as a valuable locomotion strategy for small robots. The aim of this paper is to provide comprehensive coverage of developments in robots capable of this hybrid locomotion, i.e., a combination of aerial and terrestrial mode. Relevant works of interest in each domain are also discussed.

Published
2018-12-30
How to Cite
[1]
A. Maqsood, H. Afzal, M. Rafiq Mufti, and W. Aslam, “Bio-inspired Hybrid Locomotion in Mobile Robots: A Comprehensive Survey”, jictra, pp. 1-12, Dec. 2018.
Section
Original Articles