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HyQ

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HyQ is a four-legged robot built as a platform to study quadrupedal locomotion. It can walk over obstacles, trot and rear like a horse, squat jump, and even kick things with its powerful hydraulic legs.

Creator
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Country
Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Year
2011
Type
Research
Creator
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT)
Country
Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
Year
2011
Type
Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Equipped with torque-controlled legs with variable stiffness. Able to jump more than 20 cm (7.8 in) up in the air and land on its feet.
HEIGHT
100 cm | 39.4 in (fully extended legs)
LENGTH
100 cm | 39.4 in
WIDTH
50 cm | 19.7 in
WEIGHT
70 kg | 154.3 lb
SPEED
6.5 km/h | 4 mph

SENSORS
Stereo cameras, laser range finder, IMU, force-torque sensors and high-resolution encoders in each joint.
ACTUATORS
Eight hydraulic cylinders controlled by high-performance servovalves. Four brushless DC motors with harmonic drive gears.
POWER
Tethered
COMPUTING
PC/104 embedded computer with data acquisition boards.
SOFTWARE
Xenomai Linux real-time OS with SL simulation and control software package.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
12 (Leg: 3 DoF x 4)
MATERIALS
Torso and legs made of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and stainless steel.
COST
$1.2 million (development cost)
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.iit.it/en/advanced-robotics/hyq.html