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+ Core - Robotic legs for transportation.

Japanese developers from Japan's Chiba Institute of Technology presented to the public under the name of the robot Core, which is designed to replace the leg man, a man with limited independent movement. This device is weighing 230 kg and a height of 190 centimeters can easily transfer the weight to 100 pounds.
The idea of creating this robot came up with the center manager Takayuki Furuta in 14 years. Then, because of illness spinal cord, he had to move in an uncomfortable wheelchair. "I thought - shared his thoughts developer - it would be convenient to not move in a wheelchair, and on his feet. On wheels can not move freely, so I wanted to create a vehicle that would, in response to human voices, their own bypass and the pedestrians to move easily in the crowd, with no one interfering. Submitted by robot - the apotheosis of my work. "
As it turned out, in practice, Core of the best "walking" robot lifts the weight, and therefore without any problems and keep people. Managing an android via voice commands, 12 joints in artificial legs provide a smooth, a steady course. These skills allow you to use it as a means of carrying luggage in areas where conventional trucks can not handle because of the complexities of the relief or limited space.

+ Four-legged robot LittleDog.

While BigDog runs field trials, his little brother - LittleDog - improving their skills in the laboratory. Both the robot - the fruit of many years of work Boston Dynamics, the company performs orders of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA).
Each leg has three joints LittleDog with servo motors, and the movement of the robot are controlled by on-board computer. Built-in gyro helps to orient themselves in space, and an external system monitors the accuracy of each limbs and joints when moving.
Do not just experimenting with the model, the scientists made a lot of its perfection. LittleDog is now moving much more confidently - moved through the gaps in the soil, naturally overcomes the rocky surface and does not succumb to the stairs. The latest version of the robot even has a self-learning: it is programmed so that the experience becomes more effective in navigating the difficult terrain, learn to evaluate the difference between a stable fulcrum, and shaky, and in Depending on this, to distribute the load on the limb.

+ Carrying cargo on four-legged walking robot.

The company Boston Dynamics is widely known in the robotics market due to its successful invention - sturdy four-legged BigDog. A robot the size of a large dog to become a good help soldiers, Marines: they can be controlled, he should go where the right, and thus carries payloads weighing up to 136 kg at a distance of 20 km, fixed speed - 6 km / h
BigDog has an increased permeability without much difficulty, he walks through the rubble and stone gravel, snow and water, even the icy surface of the robot does not withdraw from the system. In addition, special attention should be stable eletronnoy dogs: it is held on the legs and keeps the balance with a very strong mechanical shocks, not to mention the sudden gusts of wind. It BigDog set a world record for the vehicle on his feet: he could go 20.5 miles on one charging, never stopping.
An enhanced version of the robot, namely on that now work for a company gets a new name - LS3 (Legged Squad Support Systems). It is assumed that the robot will increase the capacity and will learn to jump over obstacles, equipped camera module and GPS. With the help of a computer system identification "dog" will be able to follow the operator, overcoming various obstacles landscape. And also - on their own to get to a specified location, using the mobile platform and a system of GPS. The robot will move under the force of 180 kilograms of cargo. Fuel reserves will last for 32 kilometers and 24 hours of walking motion.
+ Project DustBot - robots scavengers in the streets of Europe.

An interesting project called DustBot organized robotic technology for testing cleaning and waste disposal. it involved many experts from Italy, Spain, Britain, Sweden and Switzerland, but the leading role belongs to researchers from the Graduate School of St Anne, located in Pisa. Financial support for the project is provided by the European Commission.
The result of the project were already three nice household robots that perform specified functions. The first, called DustClean, a standalone sweeper, equipped with rotating brushes and a vacuum cleaner. DustClean cleans the streets, circling the city on a given route, with stops in front of pedestrians and pass obstacles. The second, called DustCart, scavenger. It collects garbage bags of urban residents and takes them for recycling. But if the first the model moves on four wheels, the second only two. Such has become possible after use in the construction DustCart basis of self-balancing scooter U.S., namely the Segway Robotic Mobility Platform. The height of the robot is 150 cm, weight - 70 kg, the speed - 1 m / s. One battery charge lasts for 16 kilometers.
To navigate the city, "Scavenger" is endowed with a map location. Also, has the ability to communicate with wireless transmitters, connect it to a central control system, and more - to clarify their position on the ultrasonic beacons. A set of sensors, the robot does not collide with pedestrians and helps to drive around fixed objects such as parked cars.

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