Legged Robot

From Drinking Straws To Semi-Soft Robots

From Drinking Straws To Semi-Soft Robots

By Peter Reuell |  Jun 13, 2017 @ 19:03 | Harvard scientists have created a type of semi-soft Robot capable of walking, using simple materials such as drinking straws and inflatable tubing.  At the beginning of the decade, George Whitesides helped rewrite the rules of what a machine could be with the development of biologically inspired […]

3D-Printed  Wheeled Robot

3D-Printed Wheeled Robot

Jun 1, 2017 @ 06:30 | BY BYRON SPICE |  A new interactive design tool developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute enables both novices and experts to build customized legged or wheeled robots using 3D-printed components and off-the-shelf actuators. Using a familiar drag-and-drop interface, individuals can choose from a library of components and place them […]

3D-Printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

3D-Printed Soft Four Legged Robot Can Walk on Sand and Stone

May 17, 2017 @ 06:23 | Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first soft Legged robot that is capable of walking on rough surfaces, such as sand and pebbles. The 3D-printed, four-legged robot can climb over obstacles and walk on different terrains. Researchers led by Michael Tolley, a mechanical engineering […]

A Novel Mechanical Design can Balance Bipedal Robots Without using Computer Brain and Sensors

A Novel Mechanical Design can Balance Bipedal Robots Without using Computer Brain and Sensors

May 3, 2017 @ 20:21 |  A bipedal robot, called Planar Elliptical Runner doesn’t need orientation sensors and computer brain to balance itself, its mechanical design is sufficient to provide dynamic stability as it runs. Inspired by Ostrich, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) researchers have developed a bipedal robot, called Planar Elliptical Runner. In this project, the […]

Ut Researcher Creates Robotic Cheetah

Ut Researcher Creates Robotic Cheetah

Apr 24, 2017 @ 17:05| University of twente researcher geert folkertsma has developed a prototype cheetah robot. Folkertsma has dedicated four years of research and development to constructing a scaled-down robotic version of the fastest land animal in the world, with a view to replicating its movements. Relatively speaking, the robot moves using only about […]

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Toyota Launches Rental Service for Rehabilitation Assist Robot in Japan

Apr 13, 2017 @ 15:23 |  Toyota launches a rental service for wearable robotic leg brace called the Welwalk WW-1000 designed to help partially paralyzed people walk. Toyota Motor Corporation will launch a rental service for the Welwalk WW-1000 robot from the fall of 2017. The Welwalk WW-1000 is designed to aid in the rehabilitation […]

New Research Improves the Understating of Gait Transition in Quadruped Robots

New Research Improves the Understating of Gait Transition in Quadruped Robots

Mar 23, 2017 @ 19:11 |  Quadrupeds, or four-legged animals, have different locomotive patterns depending upon the speed, e.g. walking, trotting, and galloping.Through this study, the researchers successfully demonstrated the reproduction of the quadruped gait transition phenomena. To save the body energy, Quadrupeds change locomotive patterns. For slow speed, walk gait; for medium speed, trot gait […]

Legged Robots are Far Superior to Wheels and Tracks When Venturing Outdoors

Legged Robots are Far Superior to Wheels and Tracks When Venturing Outdoors

Mar 6, 2017 @ 20:00 |  The Legged robots are far superior to wheeled and tracked autonomous vehicles in real-world field applications but at cost of motion controlling complexity. Ghost Robotics, a leader in fast and lightweight direct-drive (gearless) legged robots, announced that its patent-pending Ghost Minitaur™ has been updated with advanced reactive behaviors for […]