Tasked with creating a linkage system for traversing uneven and slippery terrain, my teammates and I analyzed different gait patterns of animals. Roger is a robotic kangaroo that mirrors the pentapedal walking gait of a real kangaroo. The pentapedal gait of kangaroos offer stability, increased points of contact, weight distribution, and economy of movement.
The mechanical systems design project featured gear trains, belt drives, and a DC motor. Processes included minor circuitry, laser cutting, and MATLAB for generating plots used to measure performance.