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IIT Researchers Develop Disaster Response Robot

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GENOA, Italy, Sept. 4, 2018 — Researchers at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) have completed the development, assembly, and testing of the Centauro disaster response robot, a centaur-like device consisting of a four-legged base and an anthropomorphic upper body. The robot is capable of performing robust locomotion, high-strength manipulation, and harsh interactions that may be necessary during the execution of disaster relief tasks. The Centauro robot is 1.5 m tall, while its shoulder width is 65 cm and its weight is 93 kg. It is made of aluminium, magnesium, and titanium alloys, and cover parts are made...Read full article

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