Swiss taught robopsa ANYmal rhythmically "light" music

Swiss robotics from the Higher Technical School of Zurich, have developed a four-legged robot ANYmal, taught new tricks of his ward. Updated software the machine allows it to dance to the music. The robot is not just producing a predetermined sequence of steps, he analyzes the tempo of the music and try to synchronize them with their movements.

Swiss taught robopsa ANYmal rhythmically

About robot ANYmal we wrote last year. In fact quadrupedal machine was designed a few years before this, but to "bring it to mind," it took some time. Overall ANYmal like other robots being developed by other companies, for example, the same Boston Dynamics. True Swiss Robopes much lighter than their American counterparts. It weighs only about 30 kilograms against 110 kilograms in BigDog from Boston Dynamics.

Robots with this structure have a greater permeability and are able to move on a difficult surface. For ANYmal movement meet 12 motors, due to which he could move his legs in almost any direction. It also set battery for autonomous operation within two hours.

Swiss taught robopsa ANYmal rhythmically

Driving a robot modifications ANYmal

Previously, developers demonstrated how the robot is able to move through forests, pipes and even climb the steep stairs, but now they have found him less serious application. ANYmal taught dance to the music. To do this, the engineers wrote software that analyzes the music in real time, and determines the tempo. After that, the robot picks up the appropriate movement pattern from the database, adjusting to the pace. During the dance, the robot continuously synchronize their movements with the music. When changing musical motifs change and movement of the machine. Of course, given the limited overall motions and plastics.

Swiss taught robopsa ANYmal rhythmically