An interesting combination of hardware the team at the Autonomous Systems Lab in Switzerland have combined a four legged robot with a quadcopter. The quadcopter is tethered to the larger walking robot and can easily launch and land from a pedestal on it’s “back.” Power is provided through the tether which obviously has a huge impact on flight time. However “friendly” this prototype looks, there are a lot of practical applications.
The folks at the Autonomous Systems Lab at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich in Switzerland have created the ultimate robot combo. Need a quadruped? You got one. Need a quadcopter? You got one. Need them both to bounce around like jolly friends? You got that too!
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At Autonomous Systems Lab our mission and dedication is to create robots and intelligent systems that are able to autonomously operate in complex and diverse environments. We are interested in the mechatronic design and control of systems that autonomously adapt to different situations and cope with our uncertain and dynamic daily environment. We are fascinated by novel robot concepts that are best adapted for acting on the ground, in the air and in the water. We are furthermore keen to give them the intelligence to autonomously navigate in challenging environments. This includes novel methods and tools for perception, abstraction, mapping and path planning.
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