Prompt Ascento took the best of wheeled and walking robots

Robot walkers are very nimble and agile – they are able, for example, to climb ladders. At the same time, their wheeled counterparts, faster and less complicated. New robot Ascento took the best from both classes – he had two powerful legs with a wheel on each.

Ascento developed at the Polytechnic Institute ETH in Zurich. On flat surfaces it moves through the wheels, thus independently maintaining a balance. Having met an obstacle, e.g. a step – Ascento is grouped and jumps forward and upward with a pair of spring-loaded legs. So he can climb any ladder, one step at a time.

In addition to conquering the stairs, legs give Ascento able to stand upright on an uneven surface. This is because the legs bend independently – this allows him all the time to maintain your body at the same level. This ability also helps him keep balance when hit in the side.

Ascento can be managed remotely, but you can send in independent travel. The robot uses its cameras and sensors to navigate in space. Ascento weighs 10,4 kg, can accelerate to a very respectable 8 km/h and jump up to 0.4 meters. Battery charge him enough for one and a half hours.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Releated

Physicists have learned to turn plastic bottles in supercapacitors

Scientists from the University of California, riverside have developed a technology to produce components for supercapacitors from regular waste. We are talking about polyethylene terephthalate or PET, which is made most of plastic bottles. This material is from an economic point of view is significantly superior to high-tech raw materials, like graphene or carbon nanotubes. […]

Looks like a screwdriver of the XXI century

Recently Techcult wrote about the drill of the XXI century with a touchscreen and lasers. But the screwdriver is traditionally considered to be more simple, reliable and very straightforward tool. What similar high-tech screwdriver advanced Italian production? And it is similar to the Kinetic device Driver. Kinetic Driver designed by the Italian designer Giacomo Di […]

Our Solar system is most similar to space croissant

The sun emits powerful electromagnetic winds that envelop the planet in our solar system like a giant bubble. This magnetic bubble is called the heliosphere and protects the planet from dangerous space radiation. Scientists have long believed that the heliosphere is in the form of a comet – with a distinct nose and long flowing […]

Some homemade masks turned out to be more dangerous than no

Despite the fact that the industry has recovered from the shock of the first days of the pandemic COVID-19 and now produces enough facial masks of different types, most people in the world due to various reasons use homemade versions. Everyone understands that they are less effective than professional medical model, but the question is: […]