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Robotics In Scansorial Environments, Kellar Autumn, Martin Buehler, Mark Cutkosky, Ronald Fearing, Robert J. Full, Daniel Goldman, Richard Groff, William Provancher, Alfred A. Rizzi, Uluc Saranli, Aaron Saunders, Daniel Koditschek Jan 2005

Robotics In Scansorial Environments, Kellar Autumn, Martin Buehler, Mark Cutkosky, Ronald Fearing, Robert J. Full, Daniel Goldman, Richard Groff, William Provancher, Alfred A. Rizzi, Uluc Saranli, Aaron Saunders, Daniel Koditschek

Departmental Papers (ESE)

We review a large multidisciplinary effort to develop a family of autonomous robots capable of rapid, agile maneuvers in and around natural and artificial vertical terrains such as walls, cliffs, caves, trees and rubble. Our robot designs are inspired by (but not direct copies of) biological climbers such as cockroaches, geckos, and squirrels. We are incorporating advanced materials (e.g., synthetic gecko hairs) into these designs and fabricating them using state of the art rapid prototyping techniques (e.g., shape deposition manufacturing) that permit multiple iterations of design and testing with an effective integration path for the novel materials and ...


Transportation Problems Of Moscow And Possible Solutions (In Russian), Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 2005

Transportation Problems Of Moscow And Possible Solutions (In Russian), Vukan R. Vuchic

Departmental Papers (ESE)

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Light Rail And Brt: Competitive Or Complementary?, Vukan R. Vuchic Jan 2005

Light Rail And Brt: Competitive Or Complementary?, Vukan R. Vuchic

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Since the 1970s great progress has been made to develop transit systems which provide service considerably better than buses can offer in mixed traffic, but which require significantly lower investment than metro systems with exclusive ways. This “semirapid transit” category of modes, using mostly partially separated ways, has been introduced extensively in medium-sized cities, as well as supplementing metros in suburban areas of large cities.