Researchers from Moog and IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia recently completed the design, assembly and testing of the new version of the hydraulic HyQReal quadruped robot. Its capabilities were demonstrated by pulling an 3,300-kg (7,275 lb) airplane for more than 10 m (394 in). The compact HyQReal is just 1.33 m (52 in.) long, and stands only 90 cm (35 in.) tall and weighs 130 kg (287 lb), even with hydraulic infrastructure and batteries onboard.
The HyQReal quadruped robot is developed to support humans in emergency scenarios. These hydraulically powered quadruped robots have been under development by researchers at the IIT since 2007.
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