rise v3: pole climbing robot

rise v3: pole climbing robot




boston dynamics will show off their pole-climbing robot ‘rise v3’ at the international conference on robotics and automation. ICRA began today in kobe, japan, where the world’s leading robotics makers will show off their work. ‘rise 3’ is a robot designed by boston dymanics, the maker of the ‘big dog’. the quadrupedal robot is designed to quickly run on the ground and climb poles such as telephone poles. the device uses tiny surgical needles to dig into vertical surfaces; making in capable of climbing at 21 cm a second. the robot is said to be intended for helping in search and rescue missions, reconnaissance and surveillance. take a look at the ‘rise 3’ in action in the video below.


rise v3: pole climbing robot






via technology review

  • I remember seeing something similar on Tomorrow’s World on the BBC about 30 years ago – and that robot actually painted the pole while it was at it!

    Adrian Bentley @ andclick.com
    May 13, 2009

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