Legged Robot

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 […]

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

This Wearable Robot can Save Your Energy while Carrying Load

Jan 23, 2017 @ 02:40 A Harvard University’s team provided a wearable robot could lower energy expenditure in healthy people walking with a load on their back. Made of functional textiles, cable-based actuation and a biologically-inspired control system, the exosuit targets specific leg joints – instead of the full leg – and delivers assistance that […]

SALTO Jumping Robot: Most Vertically Agile Robot Ever Built

SALTO Jumping Robot: Most Vertically Agile Robot Ever Built

Dec 9, 2016 @ 19:48 | By Brett Israel |  UC Berkeley’s bio-inspired researchers have made SALTO (Saltatorial Locomotion on Terrain Obstacles), a Galago inspired, single legged jumping robot with vertical jumping agility 1.75 m/s. Roboticists at UC Berkeley have designed a small robot that can leap into the air and then spring off a wall, or […]

Dyke Inspection Robot Will Be Energy Autonomous

Dyke Inspection Robot Will Be Energy Autonomous

Nov 10, 2016 @ 18:36 |  Future robots that continuously inspect our dikes won’t come across an electrical charging station every few hours. Using a smart gear box for the robot, a researcher has managed to drastically reduce the energy consumption. The energy-autonomous robot comes closer. Inspecting the condition of dykes and other sea defence […]

SIMBot: New Advance Omnidirectional BallBot

SIMBot: New Advance Omnidirectional BallBot

Oct 7, 2016 @ 11:40 |  Spherical Induction Motor (SIM) Eliminates Robot’s Mechanical Drive System In 2005 Prof. Ralph Hollis invented the first BallBot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. It was patented in 2010. The latest version of that BallBot is SIMbot. Researchers […]

Disney Researchers Build First Untethered One-Legged Hopping Robot

Disney Researchers Build First Untethered One-Legged Hopping Robot

Oct 6, 2016 @ 19:25 |  The Disney researchers believe this is the first one-legged hopping robot that does not require a connection to an external motor or power source. One-legged hopping robots have long been used to study balance issues, but their dependence on off-board power has kept them tethered, literally, to the lab. Now, Disney […]

Ghost Robotics Launches a Quadruped Robot – Ghost Minitaur

Ghost Robotics Launches a Quadruped Robot – Ghost Minitaur

Sep 17, 2016 @ 13:39 | Ghost Minitaur is a patent-pending medium-sized legged robot highly adept at perceiving tactile sensations Ghost Robotics, LLC, a leader in research and development of legged, direct-drive and proprioceptive robotics technologies announced on 14th September 2016 that it has launched its first patent-pending direct-drive legged robot platform, Ghost Minitaur™. Founded […]

MARLO Bipedal Robot Successfully Walks on Wave Field

MARLO Bipedal Robot Successfully Walks on Wave Field

Aug 11, 2016 @ 19:27 |  Researchers form University of Michigan are developing a bipedal robot, MARLO that can run fast, adapt to terrain, and use energy efficiently. Researchers form University of Michigan are developing a bipedal robot, MARLO that can run fast, adapt to terrain, and use energy efficiently. Last week they demonstrated the […]