Mag-Foot: a steel bridge inspection robot

A legged robot that moves across a steel structure is developed for steel bridge inspection. Powerful permanent magnets imbedded in each foot allow the robot to hang from a steel ceiling powerlessly. Although the magnets are passive, the attractive force is modulated by tilting the foot against the...

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Main Authors: Asada, Harry, Mazumdar, Anirban
Other Authors: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Format: Article
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 2010
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