Snake-like locomotion with a minimal mechanism

Bayraktaroglu Z. Y., Blazevic P.

3rd International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2000), Madrid, Spain, 2 - 04 October 2000, pp.201-207 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-207
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Snake is one of the rare animals to be represented actually by over 2500 species on earth. Widespread geographical distributions as well as a long historical issue make that they possess a relatively adaptive anatomy. This paper deals with snake-like locomotion that is distinguished from wheeled and legged ones by fundamental physical differences. Research on snake-like locomotion is motivated by several applications from inspection in hazardous environment to use as medical apparatus to operate inside human body. A proposal of a biologically motivated alternative locomotion for mobile robots is aimed within the project.