HyQ Robot

HyQ is a quadruped robot that was developed at the Advanced Robotics Department of the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT). The robot weighs 80kg, is about 1 meter long and is constructed in aerospace-grade aluminum alloy and stainless steel.

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HyQ Centaur

Legged robots with arms can potentially replace humans in dangerous and dirty tasks, where vehicles with wheels and tracks cannot go. Some possible application domains are: disaster recovery (such as cleaning-up the Fukushima nuclear power plant), search and rescue, forestry and construction. Traditionally quadrupeds have been limited to load carrying or observation tasks as they have no manipulation ability. 

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HyQ2Max

The development of HyQ2Max has been dedicated to maximising strength, robustness and versatility. This meant adding a far larger joint range than previously seen, a huge increase in the available torque in the joints.

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