Chubby robot dog teams up with drone to navigate unknown terrain



Robot dog and drone are the latest tech couple. Autonomous Systems Lab, a research center whose goal is to create robots and intelligent systems that are able to autonomously operate complex and diverse environments, posted a video on YouTube showing how a drone helps a bulky-looking dog robot with a duck on its head figure out the best route to move in a rough environment with obstacles.

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First, the drone hovers around the room and maps its topography, including elevation, slopes and roughness of the terrain, and creates a virtual visualization of the environment that the robot can use to find its way around. After the drone is done scouring the area and lands, the dog robot starts its autonomous trip from point A to B without encountering any issues.

The evolution of autonomous technologies is increasingly improving with incredible creations such as drones that can create a walkable bridge made of ropes like in this video:

Humans Cross Bridge Built by Drones

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