Four-legged robots run, climb stairs

34
The second generation of the four-legged robot “Jueying” runs in this photo released yesterday. Zhejiang University in eastern China unveiled the robot yesterday that is capable of running and climbing stairs. Xinhua

HANGZHOU — Zhejiang University in eastern China released a four-legged robot Tuesday that is capable of running and climbing stairs.

The new “Jueying” robot, a small-sized quadruped robot that can handle 20 kg objects, is 1 meter long, 60 cm tall and weighs 70 kg.

Completely electric, the robot lasts for about two hours on a full charge and can run at a top speed of just over 6 kilometers per hour.

“The new ‘Jueying’ handles impact better since it seeks balance and resumes its mobility while running,” said Zhu Qiuguo, a major developer of “Jueying” with Zhejiang University.

The new robot also has excellent rough terrain mobility and stability. “We made

adjustments to the robot’s control system so that it can have immediate stress responses to cope with an emergency,” said Dr. Li Chao, a member of the Yueying team.

What are your thoughts?

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here