BiLBIQ: A Biologically Inspired Robot with Walking and Rolling Locomotion

  • Ralf Simon King

Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Ralf Simon King
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ralf Simon King
    Pages 7-28
  4. Ralf Simon King
    Pages 49-76
  5. Ralf Simon King
    Pages 77-82
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 0--1

About this book


The book ‘BiLBIQ: A biologically inspired Robot with walking and rolling locomotion’ deals with implementing a locomotion behavior observed in the biological archetype Cebrennus villosus to a robot prototype whose structural design needs to be developed.


The biological sample is investigated as far as possible and compared to other evolutional solutions within the framework of nature’s inventions. Current achievements in robotics are examined and evaluated for their relation and relevance to the robot prototype in question. An overview of what is state of the art in actuation ensures the choice of the hardware available and most suitable for this project. Through a constant consideration of the achievement of two fundamentally different ways of locomotion with one and the same structure, a robot design is developed and constructed taking hardware constraints into account. The development of a special leg structure that needs to resemble and replace body elements of the biological archetype is a special challenge to be dealt with. Finally a robot prototype was achieved, which is able to walk and roll - inspired by the spider Cebrennus villosus.



Bioinspired Robotics Biomimetics Bionics Mechatronics Microcontrollers Quadruped Robot Design Rolling Locomotion Sensor Technology Walking Locomotion

Authors and affiliations

  • Ralf Simon King
    • 1
  1. 1.324/Roboter- und AssistenzsystemeFraunhofer IPAStuttgartGermany

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