WASEDA University’s Rubble Walking Robot

WAREC-1WASEDA University in Tokyo Japan has unveiled a 4 legged robot called WAREC-1.

The robot is able to climb over rubble to assist in search and rescue operations.

Sporting four limbs with seven degrees of freedom each, WAREC-1 weighs 150 kg und is able to move around by creeping forward on it’s stomach.  The WAREC-1 can also walk on two legs and climb ladders.

Eventually the researchers hope to replace the hooks on it with arms so it can also perform tasks with tools.

Link via The Japan News

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