Petoi Pet Robot Dog and Pet Robot Cat Educational Robots

Petoi Pet Robot Dog and Pet Robot Cat Educational Robots

Petoi, a company that specializes in developing tomorrow's pet robots, has developed two quadruped robots, a pet robot dog named Bittle and a pet robot cat named Nybble, for stem robotics and educational applications.  Pet Robot Dog Bittle, and Pet Robot Cat Nybble. Image credit: Petoi Bittle is an open-source bionic robot pet dog used for learning and play, able to climb up to the ceiling and walk upside down because of its light body. Adding a customized Arduino board can help the robot pet coordinate difficult movements, and adding different sensors will make it capable of perception. It is…
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ANYmal Quadruped Robot Climbing Stairs

ANYmal Quadruped Robot Climbing Stairs

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.  ANYmal quadruped robot climbing stairs. Image credit: Robotics Systems Lab at ETH Zürich Perception-based motion planning for ANYmal quadruped robot. The experiment in the video shows an ANYmal quadruped robot climbing stairs fully autonomously on a rainy day.  ANYmal quadruped robot navigating stairs on a rainy day. Image…
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Quadruped Robot Dog Gives a High Five

Quadruped Robot Dog Gives a High Five

The researchers have developed a nonlinear Model Predictive Control (MPC) framework for multi-legged robots that can generate whole-body motion plans in real-time. The quadruped dog robot can maneuver through different terrains using a novel model predictive control algorithm. Image credit: The Authors In this study, the proposed control system is implemented on Solo12, a quadruped robot that is able to perform several motions such as trotting, bounding, and jumping. The robot dog is able to generate a very complex motion, such as a high-five, with the help of its full-body capabilities. The quadruped robot gives a high-five that resembles a…
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This Quadruped Dog Robot Can Carry a Large Load

This Quadruped Dog Robot Can Carry a Large Load

The Jueying X20 is a quadruped robot developed by Deep Robotics, and Mecharithm previously covered the news about it HERE. We learned that this quadruped was designed based on real-world feedback from users and the applications they required. Image credit: Deep Robotics It was previously reported that the robot could withstand a load of 75 kg (165 lbs), but new tests have shown that the robot can carry loads exceeding 85 kg (187 lbs). Image credit: Deep Robotics With powerful motion control, this robot dog can adapt itself to different terrain, climb steps, and handle slopes. Image credit: Deep Robotics…
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a Bioinspired Advanced Neural Control for Autonomous Walking Robots

a Bioinspired Advanced Neural Control for Autonomous Walking Robots

Researchers from BRAIN-lab at VISTEC in Thailand developed a bioinspired advanced neural control with proactive behavior learning and short-term memory for autonomous walking robots that enables them to traverse complex terrain. Image credit: BRAIN-lab at VISTEC The proposed control consists of three main modular neural mechanisms to create insect-like gaits, adapt robot joint movement individually with respect to the terrain during the stance phase using only the torque feedback, and generate a short-term memory for proactive obstacle avoidance during the swing phase. Their proposed control: does not require robot and environmental models, exteroceptive feedback, or multiple learning trialsdepends only on…
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a Navigation System for Multi-legged Robots for Different Terrain

a Navigation System for Multi-legged Robots for Different Terrain

Researchers at the Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) Robotics Innovation Center, in partnership with the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Airbus Defence and Space Ltd (ADS), developed ANT, which is a novel navigation and motion control system for multi-legged robots. Image credit: Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) This navigation system is designed to enable the multi-legged robots to perceive the terrain, generate a path to the desired location, and finally control the path execution to be able to walk on different kinds of terrains. The system is tested on hexapods (robots with six legs) as wells as…
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Jueying X20: a Quadruped Robot from Deep Robotics

Jueying X20: a Quadruped Robot from Deep Robotics

Jueying X20 is a quadruped robot from Deep Robotics that is designed and built based on real-world user feedback and the applications they require. Image credit: Deep Robotics In the video below, they run running tests and load tests on the quadruped robot. Running test for the quadruped robot. Image credit: Deep Robotics Load test for the quadruped robot. Image credit: Deep Robotics Key points: the robot is designed and built based on user feedback and real-world applicationshas strong load capacity and scalabilitycharging is autonomousmaximum speed of 4.95 m/s4 hours average runtime with no loadcan walk on a wide variety…
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an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

an Efficient Leg Design for Energy-efficient Locomotion for Hexapods

Manoonpong and colleagues at SDU Biorobotics have proposed an efficient leg design for energy-efficient locomotion for hexapods. The foot design uses the Fin Ray structure using the effect of different crossbeam angles inside its frame. Image credit: SDU Biorobotics Key features: the locomotion is way better than the #hexapods with hemispherical rubber feetthe robot walks with a wave gaitthe robot can successfully walk on different challenging terrains3D printing with soft material, finite element modeling, and neural control are used to produce an integrative solution This research has potential applications in Biorobotics to study and develop bio-inspired robots resembling the locomotion…
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A Wheeled-Quadruped Robot for Logistics and Delivery Applications

A Wheeled-Quadruped Robot for Logistics and Delivery Applications

A team of six people from the Robotic Systems Lab of ETH Zurich developed Swiss-Mile, a wheeled-quadruped robot for autonomous delivery and logistics. image credit: the Robotic Systems Lab of ETH Zurich and Swiss-Mile The AI-powered quadruped can act like a car, a legged robot, and a humanoid robot, all in one robot for applications in delivery and logistics. Watch the robot in action in the following video: Key features: locomotion skills are performed using reinforcement learningdriving speed of up to 6.2 m/s (22.32 km/h or 13.87 miles/h)can stand up on two legs More information: https://rsl.ethz.ch/https://www.swiss-mile.com/ Thanks for reading this…
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