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1976 – “Masha” Hexapod – Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

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1977 masha gurfinkel x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

Masha tm 1990 06p6 x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

gurfinkel hexapod px x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

Mascha diag x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

Masha 1983 x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

Masha being used in some force-feedback experiments. The experiment here to feed a cylinder into an inclined funnel.

 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

See Devjanin-Schneider paper here.


masha p2 x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

MASHA Gorinevsky p2 x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

MASHA Gorinevsky x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

The above three images show experimentation by Gorinevsky.  His paper is available here.

Gorinevsky produced a video of the walking machine. After many media transformations, the quality is poor. See here.   1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)


Masha x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

Hexapod 1976 RobTech3ap1 x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

The above  image, I believe, is incorrectly attributed to Bessonov.

Note also the due to incorrect spelling from the old "Walking Machine Catalog", some sites know this walking vehicle as "Mascha".


"Masha", a hexapod walking vehicle an control system designed at the Institute for Mechanics at Moscow State University and at the Institute for Problems of Information Transmission at the USSR Academy of Sciences.


Leningrad hexapods p0 x640 1976   Masha Hexapod   Gurfinkel et al (Soviet)

See here, here, and here for the other Leningrad Mechanical Institute models (links yet to be added).