VIDEO: Amphibious Mobile Robot Runs Across Water

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The amphibious STAR (AmphiSTAR) is a novel high-speed palm-sized robot fitted with a sprawling system and propellers at its bottom allowing it to crawl at high speed (3.5 m/s) or hover (run) over water (1.5 m/s). The 20cm robot can crawl over different surfaces such as gravel, mud, dirt, grass and concrete. It was inspired by cockroaches and basilisk lizard.The robot was designed at the Bioinspired and medical Robotics lab at the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. The AmphiSTAR High Speed Amphibious Sprawl Tuned Robot: Design and Experiments, to be presented at IROS 2020.

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