Researchers at the Robotics Systems Lab at ETH Zürich, who are working on legged robots, tested perception-based motion planning for the ANYmal quadruped robot to navigate terrain and stairs. This video was recorded a few years ago, but it’s intriguing to see how what we consider normal now was 20x speed then.
The experiment in the video shows an ANYmal quadruped robot climbing stairs fully autonomously on a rainy day.
Watch a short video of their research below:
Fankhauser, P., Bjelonic, M., Takahiro, T., Bellicoso, C. D., and Hutter, M. (2018). “Robust Rough-Terrain Locomotion with a Quadrupedal Robot”. In: IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
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