Sign In

Communications of the ACM

ACM TechNews

Come Meet ZJU's Robot Dog 'Jueying'


Jueying, the robot dog.

Jueying the robot dog can run up a steep slope, walk on thick snow, and regain its balance after receiving a heavy blow.

Credit: Zhejiang University

Researchers at Zhejiang University (ZJU) in China have developed Jueying, a quadruped robot dog that can run up a steep slope, walk on thick snow, and regain its balance after receiving a heavy blow.

The new robot weighs seven kg., is one meter long, and 0.6 meters tall. In addition, Jueying can carry 20 kg. and move up to six kilometers per hour, and it can run, leap, climb stairs, walk on a gravel road, and rise to its feet after squatting down on its own.

"Jueying gains great technological advantages in flexible and smooth movements, quick and accurate responses, and remarkable adaptabilities in the face of a complicated environment," says ZJU professor Zhu Qiuguo.

Similar to a real animal, Jueying's brain can analyze a situation quickly and command its limbs to make corresponding movements without falling over. The limbs are controlled by kinetic energy so they can interact more naturally with the environment.

From Zhejiang University
View Full Article

 

Abstracts Copyright © 2018 Information Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA


 

No entries found