Cheap, Printable, Bio-Inspired Miniature Ambulatory Robot Design and Fabrication
Fabrication of bio-inspired robots are currently done either by using conventional manufacturing methods in macro-scale or by using additive manufacturing or MEMS fabrication methods in small scale. The conventional manufacturing methods result with heavy parts that cannot be scaled down to insect size, whereas the additive manufacturing or MEMS methods result with expensive, brittle, and fragile parts.
The aim of this project is to fabricate miniature bio-inspired robots using cheap materials and equipment. This includes all the components of the robots, ranging from structural materials to circuitry on the robots.
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