The robot “learned” to use the elevator

Swiss engineers are developing ANYmal, a four-legged robot designed for autonomous operation in difficult terrain. This time, experts showed how the robot is controlled with an elevator: judging by the video, he copes quite cleverly.

The creation of the robot is done by engineers from the Swiss Higher Technical School of Zurich. The quadruped ANYmal works on the basis of special drives and can both “run” and crawl. With the help of built-in laser sensors and cameras, the robot “perceives” the environment, creates maps of the terrain and precisely determines its location. Based on this information, the device can independently plan its route and choose the support points when walking.

The developers note that ANYmal uses batteries that allow it to work more than two hours on a single charge, as well as various sensors, in particular optical and thermal imaging cameras, microphones, gas detectors and active lighting systems. With this payload, the machine weighs less than 30 kilograms.

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