Lion: A robot that can fly and walk on a tightrope on two legs
a Robot, called Leonardo (Leo) was presented by researchers in California, US (EU), who revealed that this two-legged (two-legged) robot can fly to create a new type of locomotion, allowing it to jump, skate and walk a tightrope.
- Leo It was developed by a team from the Center for Autonomous Technologies and Systems at Caltech.
The researchers said that this Robot He was the first to use multi-jointed legs and propeller-based thrusters to allow you to balance and perform complex movements.
“when we design LeoWe imagine that it can solve problems that are difficult for people to, for example, check high voltage lines or paint high bridges because, using contact with the ground, it is more powerful than drones and can take advantage of this contact with the ground to be able to do these activities more Safe and efficient”
Sorina Lobo, a PhD student who worked at Robot With Professor Sun Joo Chung.
- Leo It is 2.5 feet (0.75 m) tall and has four shoulder-mounted thrusters.
It mimics the way a human walks using its propellers to stay straight, and uses its active leg joints to move its center of mass forward.
By combining legs and lightweight thrusters, the researchers say the robot avoids the constraints of pedestrians, who can be thrown over rough terrain, and pilots, who are energy-intensive and need large batteries.
The Robot It can balance itself better than regular bipedal robots using a hybrid motion that lies somewhere between walking and flying.
- While flying, use its propellers and fly like drones.
“I think we’ll see robots How do Leonardo With these extraordinary motor abilities used in things like space exploration because they can overcome very difficult terrain. They can reach hard-to-reach places. But then I think robots will be more and more in our daily lives. As these become more powerful and more reliable. We’ll see you for things like delivering packages or helping around the house with daily chores.”
Patrick Spiller, the researcher who worked on the project.
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