A number of experts have created a small robot that can navigate on a rope, use a skateboard, and fly, called the LEONARDO, or Legs Onboard Drone, a bipedal robot that has drone-like thrusters for stabilization, known as LEO for short, that was built from parts of robots and planes. Drone found in a lab by engineers from Caltech in Pasadena.
According to the British newspaper, “Daily Mail”, the propeller-based thrusters allow for improved stability when walking on a tightrope, as well as transition into the air and flight.
The team says the robot could one day apply its presence on the ground and in the air to robotic tasks that are currently difficult for robots and drones to perform, including operating in hazardous and hard-to-reach environments.
The team didn’t say when the robot would be available for commercial use, or how much it would cost, because it’s still in the research and development phase, and it’s a 5.6-pound, bipedal robot inspired by birds and insects that is able to switch seamlessly between walking, flying or even crawling on the ground.
“Perhaps the most suitable applications of the robot are those that involve physical interactions with structures at high altitudes,” the researchers said.
Also, these activities, such as repairing parts of a space station, are usually too dangerous for human workers and require multiple types of ground and air robots, but the new robot can do the job on its own.
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