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Four-legged robot that efficiently handles challenging terrain

October 30, 2015

starleth_quadruped_robot_bioinspiredStarlETH is a multi-purpose legged transporter robot developed at ETH Zurich’s Autonomous Systems Lab. Combining versatility, speed, robustness, and efficiency, StarlETH walks, climbs, and runs over varied terrain.

Precisely controlled elastic actuators allow for temporary energy storage – in fact this robotic system consumes 10 times less power than other hydraulic systems. Weighing in at just 26 kg, it can be handled by a single operator, but operates autonomously at a speed of 2km per hour walking or running. Potential applications for such a highly mobile robot include: inspection of industrial, construction, or polluted environments, search and rescue operations, security, or even the entertainment industry.

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