1985 – “NMIIIA” Hexapod Manned Rover – (Russian)

See a few seconds of "NMIIIA" in operation in the above Walking Machine compilation video.

 


As it exists today in Volga city of Togliatti is widely known as the birthplace of "Lada" and "LAD". But there is another interesting attraction, which we know not all – the Technical Museum of AvtoVAZ (Технический музей ОАО «АвтоВАЗ»).


"NMIIIA" six-leg walking running mock-up (1985)
The running mock-up was created for debugging of the walking propulsive device and control system. The computer control system, "sensation" system, round-up- information system, driver place. Hinges of mechanisms for "leg" transfer, "thigh" bending have electromechanical drives.

The driver, whose seat is located in the center, moved the three-link bar mechanism, copying in miniature one of three pairs of legs the machine. А  real leg repeating all these movements. In addition to manual control,  provided was computational and control system equipped with a joystick.

Mass……………………………750 kg
Load-carrying capacity…………80 kg
Travel speed…………………….0.7 km/h
Step length………………..…….2 m


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