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Amazing 4 wheeled stair climbing robot
« on: January 09, 2009, 01:08:09 AM »
A new unique way of climbing stairs, pretty neat. The first half of the video is going up stairs, the second half is going down. I'm interested to know what sensors/motors they used, and how the wheels are being powered . . . I'm pretty sure there is a remote control directing this . . .

The video is also being fast forwarded, but they don't say how much. Probably 2x.

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Very interesting stair climbing wheeled robot designed in Intelligent Robot Lab at University of Tsukuba.
More information:
http://www.roboken.esys.tsukuba.ac.jp/


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Re: Amazing 4 wheeled stair climbing robot
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 03:24:13 PM »
Impressive! I'm just trying to imagine how many motors/actuators it uses...but I'm failing miserably!

I can imagine this design being used in commercial robots in the future (such as typical household/butler/helper robots). The way it climbs stairs reminds me a bit of how the "Wheg" robot moves (a movie of this was posted a while ago)


Amazing!
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Re: Amazing 4 wheeled stair climbing robot
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 04:35:09 PM »
Impressive! I'm just trying to imagine how many motors/actuators it uses...but I'm failing miserably!

I can imagine this design being used in commercial robots in the future (such as butler robots). The way it climbs stairs reminds me a bit of how the "Wheg" robot moves (a movie of this was posted a while ago)


Amazing!
it really is amazing. wish i could build something like this.
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Re: Amazing 4 wheeled stair climbing robot
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 06:19:48 PM »
That is such a neat little robot!

Clever design and movements on the engineers' part!
I think the chauffeur did it.

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He did.

 


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