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Skating Robot

February 14, 2019.


Skaterbot. © ETH Zürich.

Researchers at the École polytechnique fédérale de Zurich (ETH Zürich) have built Skaterbot, a four-legged robot on skates. Skaterbot’s legs, which are 3D-printed, are modular, so that their design can be modified with the addition or removal of modules. The ETH engineers fabricated the legs with a Stratasys F370 3D-printer. The robot also has Turnigy TGY-306 servos, a USB Pololu Maestro controller and a 7.4-volt battery. If you don’t have access to a skating rink, you can swap out the skates for wheels.

Ars Technica, “This four-legged robot taught itself to ice skate.”