LEONARDO is flying bipedal robot that uses synchronised control of drone-like propellers and legged joints. You can think of as “basic version” of Atlas with propellers .
This lightweight walking robot it’s closer to a a drone than a typical bipedal bot — because it’s literally got a set of drone propellers instead of arms.
- The idea is to enhance the robot mobility and teaming to navigate unknown and complex terrestrial environments.
- Surviving and operating remotely on land, in water, and in space
We saw a similar approach with RoMeLa‘s balloon robot Ballu:
It might look like a helium-filled balloon on legs, but the idea is to make a robot walk as naturally a human. And looks like it can!
Using thrusters might eventually help it do a complex actions like jumping — perhaps even on Mars.
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