Phasma is a hexapedal running robot that utilizes the mechanical principles seen in insects.
Phasma was produced by takram design engineering, a design and development company that features a multifaceted approach from both design and engineering perspectives. Phasma is based on a robot called iSprawl, developed at Stanford University.
Phasma has six legs, which move in sets of three with two on one side and one on the other side, so the six legs move in a tripod gait. As the robot always has three legs on the ground, it can move around fast in a stable state, mimicking an insect.
This robot can be seen at the “Bio-Mimicry in Robots” exhibition at the Science Museum in Tokyo, until August 22.