Parameter Optimization of a Snake Robot Using Taguchi Method
In this paper, performance of a 16 link snake robot in serpentine locomotion is investigated. Key kinematics and dynamics parameters are identified. The aim of this paper is to minimize average power consumption per unit distance traveled. Dynamic and kinematics equations of snake robot are used to perform simulation and obtain results. Key kinematics parameters are identified. Taguchi method is utilized and orthogonal array table is constructed. ANOVA technique is used to analyze the statistical significance of kinematic and dynamic parameters. Taguchi method is used to determine optimum parameter settings effecting performance of snake robot. Finally, the snake robot is modeled in WEBOTS software and forward motion is obtained.
H. Kalani and A. Akbarzadeh, "Parameter Optimization of a Snake Robot Using Taguchi Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 4220-4226, 2012