RiSE Climbing Robot from Boston Dynamics

Posted 25 Aug 2008 at 14:25 UTC (updated 25 Aug 2008 at 18:13 UTC) by Rog-a-matic Share This

Using micro-claws or sticky material (depending on the task at hand), RiSE can climb up trees, fences and vertical walls with help from his surface-conforming body and rigid tail. Video of RiSE at Boston Dynamics' website shows off his capabities. RiSE is 25cm long, weighs to 2 kg and uses 2 motors per leg. Sensors include inertial measuring, joint positions, strain and foot contact. Boston Dynamics is working on future versions using dry adhesion to tackle vertical climbing on glass and other slick surfaces.

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