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Disney’s Hopping Robot is a LEAP Forward

A team of robotics researchers at Disney Research Pittsburgh made news last month when they revealed their untethered hopping robot at the International Symposium on Experimental Robotics in Tokyo. Billed as a “Tigger” robot in the popular technology press, the bouncy bot captured the hearts of …

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VertiGo robot climbs from floor to wall

The Vertigo's four wheels are unpowered. Thrust comes from the propellors. (Photo credit: Disney Research and ETH)

Disney Research Zurich and ETH Zurich teamed up to build a robot that can make the transition from floor to wall and then climb up the wall. A pair of propellors is used to flip the bot from floor to wall and move along uneven surfaces, such …

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