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Walking Machines

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Part of the History Of Mechanism And Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 3)

This chapter systematically reconstructs all feasible designs of Lu Ban’s wooden horse carriage with mechanical legs that meet the scientific and technological standards of the subject’s time period [1-6]. Historical background, literature and development of ancient Chinese walking machines are studied and discussed. Works involving restoration are also presented. Finally, two examples based on different design requirements and constraints are provided.

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Qing Dynasty Kinematic Chain Song Dynasty Ming Dynasty Specialized Chain 
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