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Gearless Omni-directional Robot Leg

Carnegie Mellon PhD student Simon Kalouche has created the  Gearless Omni-directional Acceleration-vectoring Topology or GOAT. Using a custom motor controller and 3 DC Tiger U10 quadcopter motors, Simon has created a unique leg that is able to hop over 32 … Continue reading

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Mabel, The Running Robot

The video here shows Mabel the robot running.  When you run you’re feet actually leave the ground and as you can see in this video, so do Mabel’s feet.  I can’t imagine this is easy to accomplish in a robot. … Continue reading

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Know Your Roboticist : Heather Knight

Heather Knight is currently a PhD student at the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute.  Before getting to Carnegie Mellon she studied at MIT and even worked at Aldebaran Robotics for a while. She was kind enough to answer a few questions … Continue reading

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Robotic Penguin For Girls

Bossa Nova Robotics is a Pittsbrugh based company that has just unleashed two new robots. Like most robotic  stuff in Pittsburgh the company has its roots in Carnegie Mellon University. Shown here is Penbo, the robotic penguin, the other robot … Continue reading

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Moon Diggers

Astrobotic Technology, with some help from the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon, has created a robot to compete in the The NASA Regolith Excavation Challenge.  The challenge will award $500,00 for the robot that can dump the most simulated moon … Continue reading

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