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© 2018 by Heidi Peterson

FROGGY MCFROGGER

An autonomous biomimetic jumping robot 

PROJECT OVERVIEW

DESCRIPTION

For the final project in ME 112: Mechanical Systems Design, each team faced the challenge to create a small, battery-powered biomimetic jumping robot, able to leap 1 meter vertically and attach itself to the underside of a surface. The robot was to be inspired by Mynocks, fictional creatures from the Star Wars universe, and mimic their motion, which loosely resembles that of a frog. Featuring three major design choices – a lightweight frame, two legs stabilized by interlocking gears, and a hook and ring release mechanism – our team’s final robot successfully completed the challenge.

TECHNICAL PROCESSES

DETAILS

Heidi Peterson, Kathleen Miller,

Kalvin Parker, Holly Francis

Stanford University

ME 112: Mechanical Systems Design

Winter 2018

  • Laser cutting

  • 3D printing

  • Electronics

  • Motor characterization and force analysis (MATLAB)

  • CAD (SolidWorks, Adobe Illustrator)

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