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May 13, 2009

Pole Climbing Robot

at 5:07 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Insane Equipment

 

The RiSE Version 3  robot looks freaky, it appears to be some type of small animal scampering up the pole. The University of Pennsylvania has some cool tech coming out of its Kod*lab.

"Unlike RiSE V1 and RiSE V2, this newer version adopted a quadrupedal configuration, and was designed by Boston Dynamics, with input from the RiSE Project consortium. RiSE V3 uses brushless DC motors that increase power density. Coupled with a dramatically different leg mechanism, this robot exhibits rapid climbing (upwards of 22 cm/s) up a vertical surface such as a telephone pole."

 Via: Technabob