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The Swedish wheel functions as a normal wheel but provides low resistance in another direction as well, sometimes perpendicular to the conventional direction, as in the Swedish 90, and sometimes at an intermediate angle, as in the Swedish 45. The small rollers attached around the circumference of the wheel are passive and the wheel’s primary axis serves as the only actively powered joint. The key advantage of this design is that, although the wheel rotation is powered only along the one principal axis (through the axle), the wheel can kinematically move with very little friction along many possible trajectories, not just forward and backward.

In reality, however, some energy is always dissipated, and robots have to be equipped with actuators and batteries to compensate for the losses. For a wheeled robot, the main causes for such losses are the friction in the drive train and the rolling resistance of the wheels on the ground. Similarly, friction is present in the joints of legged systems and energy is dissipated by the foot-ground interaction. However, these effects cannot explain why legged systems usually consume considerably more energy than their wheeled counterparts.

Combined with “kneecaps” that limit knee joint angles, the Flamingo achieves surprisingly biomimetic motion. jp/). © Atsuo Takanishi Lab, Waseda University. 18 The Spring Flamingo developed at MIT [262]. Image courtesy of Jerry Pratt, MIT Leg Laboratory. 31 ERS-110 © 1999 Sony Corporation Locomotion 1 2 3 4 ERS-210 © 2000 Sony Corporation 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Stereo microphone: Allows AIBO to pick up surrounding sounds. Head sensor: Senses when a person taps or pets AIBO on the head. Mode indicator: Shows AIBO’s operation mode.

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