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FROG

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FROG is a quadruped robot that can walk, trot, and climb over obstacles. It's used as a research platform, but its creators are transforming one version into a Triceratops robot for a Chinese museum.

Creator
Institute of Automation
Country
China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³
Year
2010
Type
Research
Creator
Institute of Automation
Country
China πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³
Year
2010
Type
Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Capable of performing different gait patterns and walking over a variety of surfaces.
HEIGHT
95 cm | 37.4 in
LENGTH
115 cm | 45.3 in
WIDTH
70 cm | 27.6 in
WEIGHT
55 kg | 121.3 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Two cameras, three-axis accelerometer, three-axis gyro, ground contact sensors, ultrasonic sensors.
ACTUATORS
10 DC motors
POWER
48-V 18-A tethered power supply
COMPUTING
Embedded control electronics, CANopen, wireless network.
SOFTWARE
RTLinux OS and custom control software.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
10 (Leg: 2 DoF x 4; Camera: 2 DoF)
MATERIALS
Aluminum alloy frame and skeleton.
COST
$90,000 (total development cost)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
FROG was developed by Dr. Wei Wang's team at the Institute of Automation, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, in Beijing. The quadruped is a research platform that Dr. Wang and his PhD students use to develop and test quadruped gait control, gait transition, and other locomotion algorithms. FROG was completed in 2010, and the researchers plan to upgrade its design and also use it for applications in entertainment, for example as robotic dinosaurs at science museums.
WEBSITE
http://irdc.ia.ac.cn/robot

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