- Chinese scientists develop legless robot capable of rapid jumping, shifting directions
Chinese Scientists Develop Legless Robot Capable Of Rapid Jumping, Shifting Directions
Jumping continuously and adjusting directions at once is essential for robots to overcome obstacles in an unstructured environment, but is difficultly achieved, according to researchers.
The electro-hydrostatically-driven robot is composed of two actuators filled with liquids. It has a special liquid-air layout that can render rapid turning with a speed of 138.4 degrees per second, according to the study published in the journal Nature Communications.
The robot is found to be capable of skipping across many obstacles like steep slopes, electric wires and gravel.
It provides a foundation for the application of electro-hydrostatic actuation in soft robots for agile and fast multimodal locomotion.