About robots, robot development
and those who make it happen
  • Robot Makers GmbH

    Control Technology for Intelligent Mobile Machines * Environment Recognition * Sensor-Data-Representation and Fusion * Closed-loop Control of (heavy) hydraulic systems * Outdoor-Navigation

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  • U. of Southern California (USC)

    USC is one of the leading robotics universities in the U.S. The USC Robotics Research Laboratory works on projects in service and humanoid robots, among others, for everything from Homeland Security to environmental cleanup. The goal of the lab is to…

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  • Kenken

    Tokyo Institute of Technology developed a one-legged hopping robot called KENKEN. It has hydraulic actuators as muscles and spring as tendon using which it can hop on one leg.

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  • Biomimetic Robotics Lab.

    The Biomimetic Robotics Lab at Stanford University is working on developing a new breed of biologically-inspired robots that will have the latest technology. They have already made a series of robots called the Sprawl family, hand-sized hexapedal robots…

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  • Calzoni

    CALZONI is an Italian company that deals with the manufacturing and engineering of submarine systems, automation and control systems, surface naval systems, visual landing aids, aerospace products, and special equipment for the Navy.

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    The largest of ESA's research sites in Europe and abroad is the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Almost all equipment that ESA launches is tested to some extent at ESTEC. While ESTEC is used extensively…

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  • Technical U. of Catalonia

    The Technical University of Catalonia in Spain is home to the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, a joint research center actively promoting basic research in robotics and applied informatics. Here, students conduct hands-on research with mobile…

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  • Anna Konda

    Anna Konda is a snakelike, water-powered firefighting robot from Norway. It can reach where humans cannot go. It can be used in rescue operations and during bombing incidents.

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  • BEAR

    Vecna robotics and Beijing Institute of Technology developed a humanoid called BEAR. It has a very strong body, and can lift an injured victim for a proper life-saving procedure.

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  • BigDog

    BigDog is a robot that is capable of walking across rubble, climbing hiking trails, walking in water and snow as well as carrying loads of up to 340 lbs. BigDog can run as fast as 4 mph and climb slopes up to thirty-five degrees.

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  • Cheetah

    Cheetah is the world’s fastest legged robot. Developed by Boston Dynamics, the robot can run as fast as 29 mph, a land speed record that no other robot has ever met. Cheetah’s current version runs in the center of a high-speed treadmill in the lab.

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  • Enryu

    TMSUK Co. Ltd. and ROBO-GARAGE developed a heavy duty robot called Enryu T-52. It has arms to lift heavy objects, and can be controlled from a cockpit or a remote control.

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  • HyQ Robot

    HyQ is a torque-controlled Hydraulic Actuated Quadruped robot developed by the Italian Institute of Technology. It can navigate difficult and rough terrains, and can also run and jump.

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  • Planar Biped

    MIT developed a two-legged planar running machine called Planar Biped. It has a flexible body, uses single-legged algorithms and is used to study movements on rough topography.

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