As a living prototype, it was decided to use a scorpion. His legs, tail and claws, could not be better suited for the implementation of these functions. For their manufacture, modern technologies were used – three-dimensional printing, laser cutting and machining on a CNC milling machine.
So, the modules for the legs and tail were printed on a 3D printer, and the body – cut out of two sheets with a laser. Frame construction is made of two 6-mm plates. Inside it channels are laid for cables. All the links of the frame are connected by special latches. In the tail of the scorpion-hexapod, a red marker is mounted to fix the damage to the “prey”.
The robot can move in all directions, overcome obstacles and strike the tail. To detect objects, an infrared sensor and a front camera are used. Compared to its predecessor , the ant- robot in the scorpion robot employs more advanced digital technologies and autonomous functions.