Aiko – A snake robot with DC motors

Aiko is one of our first snake robots and was developed in order to produce a portable system for experimenting with snake robot locomotion. The robot consists of several identical joint modules with two motorized degrees of freedom each.

Technical data

  • Length: 1.5 m
  • Weight: 7 kg
  • Number of DOFs: 20
  • Angular flexion in each joint: +/-45 degrees
  • Actuators: DC motors
  • Max torque: 2.5 Nm

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