The hexapods (6-legged robots) are mainly used in the Resibots project (see Projects).
The last version of our 6-legged robot, which was featured on the cover of Nature (see Publications). This 6-legged robot is made with 18 MX-28 dynamixel actuators, a Xsens Mti-30 IMU, and a Asus x-tion (RGB-D sensor / Kinect). The silver spheres on top of the x-tion are for the motion tracking.
This robot is a demonstrator and a testbed for our adaptation algorithms. It has no direct intended application, but the algorithms that we test with it have appplications.
The Creadapt robot is wheel-leg hybrid robot that was developped in a previous project (ANR Creadapt). It is bigger than our 6-legged robot, and it has many more ways to move (drive, walk, …).