The robot learned to cross a pole 6 centimeters wide

Researchers have shown how a four-legged robot can balance on four legs. New controller

allowed a 90 kg device to crossa pole is just six centimeters wide. In a video, researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) demonstrate how a robot equipped with a controller maintains balance even when pushed. The IIT team described their findings in detail in an article available on the arXiv website.

Researchers noted that experiments withfour-legged robots are very diverse - they can be used to pull heavy objects or climb over obstacles. However, engineers are faced with problems - in most cases they need a sufficiently large surface for walking. A team of researchers from Italy tried to change this. They created a robotic controller that allows the robot to walk on a thin beam.

Researchers added that at first theyused the Spot robot from Boston Dynamics. However, after that they began to develop their robotic controllers - in the future they will allow the creation of new devices.

Boston Dynamics previously exhibited atsale of the four-legged Spot robot. After several years of development, the company began to lease it to enterprises. Now any American company can buy a robot for 74 thousand dollars.

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