Spring Flamingo

General description of the walking machine project

Name of the walking machine/project: Spring Flamingo
Begin and end of the Project: March 1996 - Present
Project costs: 25.000 USD
Building effort [person years]: 2.5
Source of financial support:

Research group

Leg Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Staff of the project:

Jerry Pratt, Mike Wittig
Chee Meng Chew, Dave Robinson
Ann Torres, Dan Paluska
Robert Ringrose, Gill Pratt

Information via www: http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/leglab/robots/Spring_Flamingo/Spring_Flamingo.html

Contact address:

Jerry Pratt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Tel: ++1 617-253-2475, Email: jpratt@ai.mit.edu

Technical data of the walking machine

Dimension Capacity Mobility Energy supply
Length 0.76m Max. speed 0.65m/s Number of legs 2 (Planar Biped) Energy supply Electric Motors
Hight 1.2m Weight 14kg Act. degrees of freedom 6 Power supply
Width 0.61m Load Pas. degrees of freedom 0 Power consumption


see http://www.ai.mit.edu/projects/leglab/publications/publications.html