Design and development of bio-mimetic quadruped robot

Hiroyuki Ishii, Qing Shi, Yuichi Masuda, Syunsuke Miyagishima, Syogo Fujino, Atsuo Takanishi, Satoshi Okabayahi, Naritoshi Iida, Hiroshi Kimura

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)


Robot Technology should contribute to the progress of other research fields. We’d like to propose one example of it. In psychology, basic medicine and biological science, several experiments on animal behavior have been performed to clarify brain functions or mechanisms of learning. These experiments have been playing very important role to understand human mind. Rats and mice have been well used in these experiments. Therefore, we have been developing quadruped robots that reproduce animal behavior as new experimental tools. We developed a quadruped robot that has 4 legs and reproduces some social behaviors. Each leg has 3 DOFs. The robot also has 2 DOF at the neck and 2 DOF at the waist.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706


  • Controller circuit
  • Intelligence model
  • Muscle skeleton
  • Quadruped robot
  • Stick diagram

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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