Two-wheeled Jumping Robot Can Adapt to Any Terrain
Ascento is a two-legged wheeled robot that combines the advantages of two types of robots. It stands on two large wheels, but three-section legs connect them to the body. The combination of wheels and legs allows it to move quickly on flat terrain and to overcome obstacles by jumping.
This wheeled bipedal robot is equipped with proper leg motors, which gives it the power to jump up to 1.3 feet (40 centimeters) into the air. Something that, among other things, allows the robot to climb stairs. The robot has a top speed of about 8 km/h (5 mph) and can roll for about 1.5 hours on a single charge of the battery.