Mechanical Design and a Novel Structural Optimization Approach for Hexapod Walking Robots

Burkus, Ervin ORCID:, Odry, Ákos, Awrejcewicz, Jan ORCID:, Kecskés, István and Odry, Péter (2022) Mechanical Design and a Novel Structural Optimization Approach for Hexapod Walking Robots. Machines, 10 (6). p. 466. ISSN 2075-1702

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This paper presents a novel model-based structural optimization approach for the efficient electromechanical development of hexapod robots. First, a hexapod-design-related analysis of both optimization objectives and relevant parameters is conducted based on the derived dynamical model of the robot. A multi-objective optimization goal is proposed, which minimizes energy consumption, unwanted body motion and differences between joint torques. Then, an optimization framework is established, which utilizes a sophisticated strategy to handle the optimization problems characterized by a large set of parameters. As a result, a satisfactory result is efficiently obtained with fewer iterations. The research determines the optimal parameter set for hexapod robots, contributing to significant increases in a robot’s walking range, suppressed robot body vibrations, and both balanced and appropriate motor loads. The modular design of the proposed simulation model also offers flexibility, allowing for the optimization of other electromechanical properties of hexapod robots. The presented research focuses on the mechatronic design of the Szabad(ka)-III hexapod robot and is based on the previously validated Szabad(ka)-II hexapod robot model

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mechanical design; structural optimization; hexapod walking robot
Divisions: Informatika Intézet > Számítógép Rendszerek és Irányítástechnikai Tanszék
Depositing User: Gergely Beregi
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 13:52
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2022 13:52

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