Robot Monkey iStruct: colonization of the moon will begin soon




Robot Monkey iStruct: colonization of the moon will begin soon


German Research Center of Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in early March said the work on the special robots , which can help in the study of lunar craters on the presence in them of ice from fresh water. Currently, DFKI has been demonstrated ape robot iStruct.

Researchers at the DFKI believe that ape robots have several advantages over wheeled or tracked robots. With four points the way these robots are more stable and can without difficulty to overcome obstacles and rocky terrain. They can also get into a vertical position, balancing only on the hind legs to release the front for the task.

It should be noted that a similar approach is used by the agency DARPA. Suffice it to recall the humanoid robot named CHIMP , which is part of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), calling for development of anthropomorphic machines to perform different functions.

True, iStruct task a little different – he or his successor will take the first colonization of the moon.

Spine robot, connecting the trunk and pelvis together, consists of a set of hinged elements, thanks to providing great flexibility.

In the list of 43 characteristics are the main force sensor (resistance) FSR, 6 additional FSR sensors to prevent collisions with external objects, shestiosevoy sensor force / torque, three-axis accelerometer to guide stop, sensors approach to prevent bounce heels on the ground, two temperature sensors and a digital magnetic sensor charge motion.

Dimensions robot iStruct are 66 x 43 x 75 cm, weight – 18 kg. IStruct final version will be presented in August of this year. A more detailed look at the features of this unusual robot will allow video:










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