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Look just what walked in: ANYmal delivered to ORI

ORI’ers with Linus (left) and Christian (right) from ANYbotics at the end of training Recently we welcomed a new robot to the ORI mobile robot menagerie: ANYmal. Built by ANYbotics AG, ANYmal is a 35kg torque-controlled quadruped specifically designed to be rugged and to be used in the field for industrial inspections as well [...]

Look just what walked in: ANYmal delivered to ORI 2018-07-10T18:06:50+00:00

Where did my robot go? Being robust and cautious during Laser-based Localization

Let’s imagine a scenario where a robot, either walking on two or four legs or moving on wheels, is required to explore a cluttered environment containing corridors, constrictions, uneven terrains or staircases. The robot would process proprioceptive inertial and leg/wheel odometry measurements, as well as exteroceptive observations from a 3D laser scanner. The odometry estimate [...]

Where did my robot go? Being robust and cautious during Laser-based Localization 2018-02-15T08:00:01+00:00

THING EU Project

The subTerranean Haptic INvestiGator Project is an EU H2020 funded project which brings together lead researchers to focus on haptic navigation for walking robots. The project will focus on developing new terrain sensing, estimation and control technology for the Anymal quadruped. In addition to ORI, partners will include ETH Zurich, Poznan University of Technology, Universities of Edinburgh [...]

THING EU Project 2017-12-18T21:47:46+00:00

Memmo EU Project

The MEMMO (Memory of Motion) Project is an EU H2020 funded project which brings together EU leaders in the field of motion planning and control of dynamic robots. In addition to ORI, partners will include LAAS/CNRS, IDIAP, University of Edinburgh, Max Planck Institute as well as industrial partners such as PAL Robotics, Wandercraft and Airbus. [...]

Memmo EU Project 2017-11-27T21:46:04+00:00

Legged Robots at ORI

  ORI is starting a major new research direction into legged robots. Drs. Ioannis Havoutis and Maurice Fallon have recently joined as academic staff with research expertise in control, planning and state estimation on dynamic walking robots such as the IIT Hydraulic Quadruped and the Boston Dynamics Atlas. Below are upcoming papers in this research [...]

Legged Robots at ORI 2017-05-25T11:33:07+00:00