He runs, he flies, he skates: he’s the Leonardo robot

Leonardo has come a long way since its first presentation in 2019. The robot, developed by a group of engineers from Caltech, could then only stand and trudge with the help of two rotors located at shoulder level. Without a proven stabilization system, Leonardo still had to be held by cables. The Leonardo 2.0 no longer has much to do with its predecessor and now moves freely and with ease. Leonardo can thus walk, fly a short distance (ideal for going down stairs for example, skateboarding (!) Or even walking on a wire!

This time, therefore, the 3-kilo robot is fully autonomous, wireless to the leg, and the two propellers that support it ensure its balance in all circumstances. Leonardo thus went from the promise of a hybrid robot to a fully functional prototype… and which has something to be afraid of…

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