American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A Novel Navigation Algorithm for Hexagonal Hexapod Robot

Mohiuddin Ahmed, Md. Raisuddin Khan, Md. Masum Billah and Soheli Farhana

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2010.320.327

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 3, Issue 2

Pages 320-327

Abstract

Problem statement: Wheeled robots are not very well suited for navigation over uneven terrains. Hexapod robots have some advantages over wheeled robots when negotiating and navigating on rugged terrain. Approach: Different gaits of hexapods can be developed for different kinds of locomotion and obstacle avoidance. Results: In this research a novel algorithm has been developed for hexapod robots navigation. Conclusion: Implementation of the developed algorithm on a hexapod prototype showed desirable performance in terms of stable navigation with simultaneous gait transition over different terrains.

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© 2010 Mohiuddin Ahmed, Md. Raisuddin Khan, Md. Masum Billah and Soheli Farhana. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.