Video: UCSD Robots Climb Stairs, Hop Like Pogo Stick

The robots developed by Thomas Bewley and his team at the Coordinated Robotics Lab at the University of Califonia, San Diego, may look rather simple at first. But it turns out these 'bots are capable of impressive acrobatic maneuvers.

The Switchblade rover can balance on the tip of its treads and climb stairs by flipping itself end-over-end. iHop balances itself by using its wheels as gyros and it can hop on its pogo-stick of a leg.

Check out the video below by Spectrum's Josh Romero, showing how the UCSD engineers are giving their robots new ways to move.

Previously:

Boston Dynamics Demo Shows Robot Jumping Over Fence

Boston Dyanmics to Develop Two-legged Humanoid (And a New Hopping Robot in Their Spare Time)

 

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