Ladyfly is one of the many robotic mobility technologies being developed at Politecnico di Milano and possibly a secondary payload of the Amalia rover
The Ladyfly design concept consists of a robotic system usable for surface explorationhe robots have a double transmission system: on wheels, for plane motion, and on legs to overtake small obstacles. The wheels are mounted at the lower end of six legs. The motion is telecontrolled with capability of indipendent autonomous movements and working activities. All the robots are equipped with macro- and nanosensors, embedded in their body. The detection system is positioned at the centre of the main robot. The control software of the Ladyfly robots is similar, as concerns the integration of sensors and decisions on actions to be taken, to the neuromotor control of a human body.
The video shows the design and potentialities of Ladyfly.