Sunday, March 23, 2008

Capuchin robot climbs

Dubbed Capuchin, the bot is a follow-up to the Lemur
robot built by the same team, and promises to climb walls some 40 times
faster than that earlier model. To do that, the researchers apparently
didn't make any major mechanical changes, but rather employed a more
advanced computer program that guides the bot's every move. More
specifically, as NewScientist reports, the software uses a
sophisticated load-balancing system, which distributes the bot's weight
equally to its arms and legs and improves its stability when climbing.
Article Link (Engadget)

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