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Dante I advantages and disadvantages

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Speaker: Hans Harmon, student, EECS, University of Kansas, 2002.

Modified Transcript: The advantages of Dante I, and its design, is that it is a very stable walker. They had brilliant design, it was supposed to map out the volcano. It was pretty successful, except that they ran into some problems with fog and ashes coming from the volcano which were unforeseen as well. It worked pretty well, but legged designs are slow and the people at CMU also tried to make it go faster, which didn't work so well for the legged robot, but overall it did a good job.


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