Transition from a quadrupedal to a bipedal posture including spine motion.
Category: 4 Legged
by Boston Dynamics
WildCat is a four-legged robot being developed to run fast on all types of terrain. So far WildCat has run at about 16 mph on flat terrain using bounding and galloping gaits. The video shows WildCat’s best performance so far. WildCat is being developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA’s M3 program.
Autonomous Self-Reconfigurable Locomotive Robot: designed and built by Muhammad Hasan Shariq for BEng Mechanical Engineering Honours Project (2009-2010) at Heriot-Watt University.
Boston Dynamics’ BigDog may have already been replaced by the beefier LS3, but that doesn’t mean it’s totally obsolete. Today the company unveiled a version of the quadruped equipped with an arm where a head (or tail) would go. As can be seen in the following video, it’s powerful enough to lift and toss a heavy cinder block.
This is the more advanced version of this robot, created by the University of Southern California. The robot is completely autonomous and trained by machine...
The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) is a rough-terrain robot developed by Boston Dynamics with funding from DARPA and the US Marine Corps. It is designed to carry 400 lbs of payload and travel 20 miles without refueling. LS3 has sensors that let it follow a human leader while avoiding obstacles in the terrain.