Monday, 21 March 2011

The Mantis Lives!

Well a pretty monumental week for the Mantis project, for the first time I have had the mantis stood up and moving around, albeit slowly and very carefully. Initial thoughts are that the body translations need to be slowed down.. allot! and the overall hydraulic stiffness needs improving. I think there is still a fair amount of air in the rams which does not help! Also the feet seem to be too soft, so I may have to re-machine the inners in a harder foam.

Standing in Neutral Position
Standing in high position