Chinese Unversity develops four-legged robot similar to the robots Google owned Boston Dynamics developed. Watch the video.
China sees big growth in robotics. The country also has the scientists to develop robots that match the leading US robotics companies. The robotics department at the Shandong University in East China developed a four-legged robot that appears to be very similar to Boston Dynamics' four-legged robots BigDog, WildCat and Spot.
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The SCalf robot is not just similar in appearance but has the same skills. SCalf can keep its balance when pushed. Google owned Boston Dynamics shows off that feature in the Spot four-legged robot last year.
In a video released by China's Xinhua, the team behind SCalf shows off the robot's capabilities. I have not seen anyone riding a Boston Dynamics robot animal, but these guys start off showing just that. SCalf can carry a weight of 120kg. The 1 meter tall robot weighs the same.
We could not find details on what the researchers next developments are and what applications SCalf is aimed at. It is definitely and impressive piece of work.
Watch the SCalf video below and a video of the Boston Dynamics Spot robot in comparison.
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