Quadruped Robot runs on Rough Terrain – LittleDog

Quadruped Robot runs on Rough Terrain - LittleDog
Walking turns out to be a challenging problem because the system is under-actuated. There is limited or no actuation between each foot and the ground, unlike robotic arm manipulators where the base of the system is rigidly attached to some immobile or heavy base, and an actuator at this base (and any other joints) allows ...

SpiderBot – robot Climbs wall like spiderman

SpiderBot - robot Climbs wall like spiderman
Spiderbot is an under constrained cable suspended robot capable of maneuvering from one stance space to another by clinging to new contact points. It moves with four magnetic grapples that it can launch, detach, and aim according to it’s path planning algorithm. While the robot is definitely not a final product and is quite a bit away from ...

Little dog Quadruped robot

Little dog Quadruped robot
  This Little dog is a quadruped robot designed for research on learning locomotion. We aren’t sure if the lack of Big dogs signature jogging in place makes this little guy seem more lifelike or less.  LittleDog has four legs, each powered by three electric motors. The legs have a large range of motion. Scientists at leading ...

Zoomer the smart electronic pet

Zoomer the smart electronic pet
Zoomer is an electronic puppy who can move around, bark and learn tricks. It has an iOS and Android app that allows kids to learn how to train their new pet. There have been lots of attempts at a robot dog over the years including Sony’s smart Dog robot Aibo. One feature that I think a ...

Robot that runs in water

Robot that runs in water
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s NanoRobotics Lab have developed a robot that is capable of running in water. The Water Runner was inspired by the abilities of a lizard. The team studied the motions of the lizard and found morphological features and aspects of the lizard’s stride that make running on water possible. Both the lizard ...

Roller-Walker Robot Can Slide and Walk

Roller-Walker Robot Can Slide and Walk
[Max T] sent in this interesting robot design. I dig the combo motion design. The legs can walk, or the wheels flip out time machine style to roll the robot around. Rather than power the wheels, the legs are used to skate the robot around – like a human on skates. Roller-Walker can utilize the installed actuators ...