HECTOR: hexapod robot rover




Explore other planets humanity is not personally. Is much better suited for reconnaissance robots. However, sharply raises the issue of freedom of movement. It is foolish to send beyond Earth machine that gets stuck in the first well (in millions of miles from home).
HECTOR: шестиногий робот-вездеход

The matter attended to the staff of the University of Bielefeld. Effective solution to the problem they are assembled in nature. Namely – insects.

As a result, the light appeared “six-legged” platform HECTOR. With the device limbs like stick insects. The invention is almost not afraid of obstacles. Knows how to overcome them.

The main feature – each leg operates independently from the rest. This allows you to adapt to any environment, respond to unexpected changes in the landscape.
HECTOR: шестиногий робот-вездеход

Robot easily maintains a balance on the slippery surface. Bypasses large objects and small crosses.

How HECTOR oriented in space? He has a number of sensors, as well as two cameras. With their help, it determines the best path to the goal. The only “minus” – a very low rate. But this is an adequate payment for reliability and high throughput.

The unit is not new, scientists are working on it a considerable number of years. And not going to stop. The current version – only one of the prototypes. Far from ideal. By 2017, the public will present a more advanced model.


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