RHex Robot – From the makers of BigDog

The Rugged Robot that Devours Rough Terrain
RHex is a man-portable robot with extraordinary rough terrain mobility. RHex climbs over rock fields, mud, sand, vegetation, railroad tracks, telephone poles and up steep slopes and stairways. RHex has a sealed body, making it fully operational in wet weather, in muddy and swampy conditions, and it can swim on the surface or dive underwater. RHex’s remarkable terrain capabilities have been validated in independent testing at US Government Labs.

RHex is controlled remotely from an operator control unit at distances up to 600 meters. A video uplink provides front and rear views from RHex’s onboard cameras. RHex also uplinks navigational data from onboard compass and GPS and from payload sensors. A downlink allows the operator to control mobility and to operate mission payloads.

http://www.bdi.com/content/sec.php?section=RHex

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25 thoughts on “RHex Robot – From the makers of BigDog

  1. i saw the episode …
    i saw the episode when they’d tried again and it failed again… -.-

  2. I think we’ll look …
    I think we’ll look back one day on robots like these and laugh at ourselves 🙂

  3. I love that moment …
    I love that moment when it got stuck in the wet mud for a moment and it had just stopped.. you can imagine a “okay then, let’s try this again!”

  4. its awesome why …
    its awesome why dont you make mas production and replace the cameras with extra strong engines and replace the lang range with the short radar

  5. now we can put a …
    now we can put a glass of water on its back and feed the hunger in africka

  6. hmm has to ba a …
    hmm has to ba a high wall to, ey put some suction thingys(srry dunno the english word) on it and that wont be a probelm either

  7. yea it was because …
    yea it was because the frame was way too heavy i think is what they said. i hope they’re redesigning it cause if a big one worked like this one it would be unstoppable

  8. they tried that on …
    they tried that on discovery channel
    it had the same lefs but when they made it bigger it just kept fallin

  9. Make a bigger …
    Make a bigger version and you have an all terrain super vehicle. Awesome.

  10. chooo chooo choo …
    chooo chooo choo choooo smash now i like to see if it can keep its self ing upright

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