NASA creates ape-like robot for enhanced disaster response ~Michael Hatamoto, @TweakTown

Posted on January 2, 2015 By

Robosimian performing two tasks during the first DARPA Robotics Challenge. On the left the robot closes a valve, and on the right it walks over obstacles.

Robosimian performing two tasks during the first DARPA Robotics Challenge. On the left the robot closes a valve, and on the right it walks over obstacles.

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) recently showed off its RoboSimian, an ape-like robot with four limbs that act as arms and legs. The RobotSimian is able to move across rough terrain, pick up objects, and better interact with its environment.

Robot developers want to create new robotic designs that can be used following natural disasters and other potentially catastrophic events. The RoboSimian will compete against 18 other robotic finalists in a DARPA Robotics ChallengeRead more

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