Ape-Like RoboSimian Under Construction
RoboSimian is an ape-like robot designed to meet the disaster-recovery tasks of the DARPA Robotics Challenge. This video shows RoboSimian and its unique hands under construction at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., as well as simulations of the finished robot. The RoboSimian team is led by JPL. Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., collaborated on the development of the robot's unique hands. More information about RoboSimian is at http://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/tasks/showTask.cfm?TaskID=236&tdaID=700043. For details about the DARPA Robotics Challenge, visit http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/.