Master Thesis

Design and Implementation of an Amoeba-Like Robot

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  • Started: 10/05/2017


Taking as a reference a ball-like robot already implemented at the IRI labs, which is able to roll on the floor by expanding itself in different directions, the goal of this project is to re-design and implement different parts of this robot to come up with an improved version. This version should be able (a) to improve the expanding ratio (now is lower that 1:2); (b) to introduce a certain level of compliance with the environment; (c) to reduce the energy consumption by reducing the number of motors used during each move; and, if possible, (d) to increase the rolling speed.