Sandia helping to improve endurance of legged robots
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 3:08pm
Sandia researchers are tackling one of the biggest barriers to the use of robots in emergency response: energy efficiency.
The researchers are developing technology that will dramatically improve the endurance of legged robots, helping them operate for long periods while performing the types of locomotion most relevant to disaster response scenarios.
About the photo: Steve Buerger is leading the Sandia project to demonstrate how energy efficient biped walking robots could become. Increased efficiency could enable bots to operate for much longer periods of time without recharging batteries, an important factor in emergency situations. Photo by Randy Montoya.
Watch a video describing the early development and initial integration of the Sandia Transmission Efficient Prototype Promoting Research (STEPPR) robot.