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Spidernaut First Steps



Spidernaut takes it's first steps on an air bearing sled to support its mass and to more closely simulate 0g.



 

 

Spidernaut walking down truss with ball caps

 

Spidernaut takes another walk on the air bearing sled. This time ball and socket feet simulate the need for Spidernaut to only walk on discrete points of the truss for structural reasons. Since Spidernaut is about one quarter or less of the final size, the node spacing was set accordingly.




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Wide angle view of spidernaut
Closeup of Spidernaut Legs
Spidernaut Team
Closeup of Spidernaut Legs
Spidernaut Front View

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