Clark School Home UMD

ISR News Story

IEEE Spectrum website features quadruped microrobot

IEEE Spectrum's website recently featured a story on the Microrobotics Laboratory's tiny direct-drive miniature quadruped robot. The robot, which fits in the palm of a hand, has four independent drive motors, one for each wheeled leg, or "wheg."

A paper about the robot, "Efficiency and Effectiveness Analysis of a New Direct Drive Miniature Quadruped Robot," was presented in May 2013 at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Germany. The paper's authors are Microrobotics Lab Director and Assistant Professor Sarah Bergbreiter (ME/ISR), and her ME Ph.D. students Chris Brown (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab) and Dana Vogtmann.

See the tiny robot zoom around in this action-packed video:

Related Articles:
Bergbreiter wins Clark School MRI award
Sarah Bergbreiter wins PECASE Award
Maryland Robotics Center adds four faculty affiliates
ISR faculty leading bio-inspired robotics and transportation electrification REUs
Miao Yu named Maryland Robotics Center director
Thank you, Lockheed Martin!
Applications now being accepted for summer 2017 bioinspired robotics REU program
Bergbreiter named director of Maryland Robotics Center
New AFOSR NIFTI Center features eight Clark School faculty
Sarah Bergbreiter gives TED Talk on microrobotics

June 7, 2013


Prev   Next

 

 

Current Headlines

Prof. Joseph JaJa Named Interim Chair of ECE Department

MTI and Battelle to Build Database for Public-Private Partnerships

Prof. Sang Bok Lee appointed director of Maryland NanoCenter

ECE Inducts Three New Distinguished Alumni

UMD Risk Expert Contributes to National Academies Report on National Drone Policy

Ephremides leads new NSF Age of Information project

Barg is principal investigator for new NSF information recovery award

Northrop Grumman contributes research funding for third consecutive year

Simon, Abshire, Elhilali give invited talks

Best paper award for Bergbreiter, St. Pierre, Gosrich at Hilton Head workshop

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar