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November 16, 2022.

A new low-cost robot dog

Robust legged robot

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science and the University of California, Berkeley, have designed a robotic system that enables a low-cost and relatively small legged robot to climb and descend stairs nearly its height; traverse rocky, slippery, uneven, steep and varied terrain; walk across gaps; scale rocks and curbs, and even operate in the dark. “Empowering small robots to climb stairs and handle a variety of environments is crucial to developing robots that will be useful in people’s homes as well as search-and-rescue operations,” said Deepak Pathak, an assistant professor in the Robotics Institute. “This system creates a robust and adaptable robot that could perform many everyday tasks.”

YouTube, “CMU, Berkeley Researchers Design System Creating Robust Legged Robot.”

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, Aaron Aupperlee, “A Low-Cost Robot Ready for Any Obstacle.” — via IEEE Spectrum.


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