• #tbt RHex’s Springy Legs - Duration: 5 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    The springiness of RHex's legs is due to their mechanical design. In every step, the legs store energy during compression in the first part of stance and then release some of that energy during the...
  • 2016 GRASP RET Teachers - Duration: 5 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    During the summer of 2016, the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences hosted 10 middle school math and science teachers from the School District of...
  • Anna Brill, Kod*lab Undergraduate Researcher - Duration: 5 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    Penn undergraduate, Anna Brill, took a year off from research with Kod*lab to be a Robot Technician for the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago's Robot Revolution. In this video, get to know Anna...
  • RHex Dances - Duration: 77 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    #tbt to 2014 when Kod*lab hosted a dance competition in lab to program RHex or another lab robot to dance in preparation for our exhibition at Discovery Day at Clark Park 2013,as part of the Philad...
  • RHex robots assist aeolian scientists in desert research - Duration: 3 minutes.

    • 11 months ago
    This video documents our field experiments at White Sands National Monument with the RHex robot, in March 2016. It demonstrates the great potential for RHex to assist aeolian scientists in desert r...
  • What Happens in Kod*lab? - Duration: 3 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 1 year ago
    Undergraduates working in Kod*lab are important to the lab’s success in building robots and advancing research. The students' experiences have often led to undergraduate-authored refereed publicati...
  • Tail-Assisted Leaping on Jerboa Robot - Duration: 2 minutes.

    • 1 year ago
    The Penn Jerboa showcases new leaping behaviors and demonstrates an innovative method of describing and categorizing these leaps across robot platforms.

    Video attachment to the paper: http://kodl...
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    The Penn Jerboa: Tailed Hopping Robot - Duration: 77 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    The Penn Jerboa is a new underactuated (fewer motors than degrees of freedom) tailed bipedal robot platform in Kodlab that draws inspiration from jerboas or kangaroo rats, but at the same time, doe...
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    TOBI workshop at The Franklin Institute - Duration: 32 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    On Saturday, October 11, 2014, nine high school students from The Franklin Institute’s (TFI) Partnerships for Achieving Careers in Technology and Science (PACTS) program participated in Kodlab’s ar...
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    Art Bot by KIBHS! - Duration: 6 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Beth Gordon, Science Teacher at Kensington International Business High School (KIBHS), has been getting to know GRASP and Kodlab better over the past year or so. We brought a demo and trial of the ...
  • Buehler Clock - Duration: 10 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    “Comparative views of locomotion in the rough: the cockroach Blaberus discoidalis (link to photo: http://kodlab.tumblr.com/post/111472916907/buehlerclock) (top photo, courtesy of R. J. Full) runs ...
  • Juggling Robot (Burridge) - Duration: 12 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Some of the early research in our lab focused on actively-controlled paddle juggling, as noted in this post http://kodlab.tumblr.com/post/108850839877/a-bouncing-bal......
  • RHex Paints - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    Shortly before the Penn School of Design classes began, this past summer RHex borrowed a studio and explored its artistic abilities. RHex had three artist assistants, Anna, Mauricio and Diedra, to ...
  • Juggling Robot - 1992 - Duration: 25 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    A bouncing ball can teach us a lot about hopping (and running). Both have a flight phase and periods of ground contact during which they change the direction of vertical travel. Changing the angle ...
  • RHex Visits RAIR - Duration: 2 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    On 11/21/2014, Kodlab and RHex visited the RAIR, Recycled Artist in
    Residence (http://rairphilly.org/) and Revolution Recovery (http://www.revolutionrecovery.com/index.html) recycling center in Phi...
  • D-RHex 2.0: Jornada and White Sands - Duration: 108 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    In fall 2014 we took two new X-RHex generation robots outfitted for desert research to the Jornada desert and White Sands national monument. In this video, we demonstrate capabilities of the robots...
  • Open Loop Pronking with RHex - Duration: 46 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Open loop pronking gait on RHex. First presented at RSS 2014 workshop on "Dynamic Locomotion":

    Stable behavior uses a fixed splay angle between the legs,...
  • Active visual servoing (with comments) - Duration: 46 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    Active Sensing for Dynamic, Non-holonomic, Robust Visual Servoing
    To Appear, 2014 IEEE Intl. Conference on Robotics and Automation, May, 2014.
  • Dynamical Trajectory Replanning for Uncertain Environments - Duration: 21 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    This simulation video is a showcase of the work presented in 2012 IEEE 51st Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). The reference dynamics is implemented as a Hopf oscillator and a simple ...
  • Rainy Day - Duration: 78 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Every week we take the robots out for a hike, both because it is fun but also to make sure the robot and operator are working well. This week we made a fun video that shows off some of RHex's poten...
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania's Jumping, Climbing Robot - Duration: 63 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    University of Pennsylvania engineering professor Daniel Koditschek and fifth-year Ph.D. student Aaron Johnson have developed a robot that can jump over gaps and climb ledges, obstacles that have im...
  • RiSE V3 Climbing Robot, 21 cm/s - Duration: 16 seconds.

    • 8 years ago
    Copyright Boston Dynamics. This is a video of the RiSE V3 climbing robot climbing a pole at approximately 21 centimeters per second, much faster than previous of the robot. For more information, ...
  • The X-RHex Hexapedal Robot - Duration: 2 minutes, 39 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    X-RHex is the latest in the RHex family of robots, designed and built at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, please visit our website: http://kodlab.seas.upenn.edu/XRHex/XRHex

  • Tail Assisted Dynamic Self Righting - Duration: 2 minutes, 38 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    This video is a demonstration of two robots, the 160g Tailbot (a 4 wheeled robot) and the 8.1kg XRL (a RHex hexapedal robot), using their inertial tails to perform aerial self righting behaviors. T...
  • Leaping with RHex - Duration: 90 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    New outdoor video of these behaviors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntlI-pDUxPE

    Video attacment to the paper:
    "Toward a Vocabulary of Legged Leaping" by Aaron M. Johnson and D. E. Koditschek of t...
  • X-Rhex Walks Home - Duration: 2 minutes, 13 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    After a long day of work, X-RHex heads home, stopping in a park along the way. X-RHex is a biologically inspired six-legged robot developed at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, ...
  • Legged Self-Manipulation Robot Behaviors - Duration: 2 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    Self-Manipulation is a set of modeling choices that formally generate correct equations of motion across all contact conditions. In this video attachment we show several of the behaviors analysed i...
  • Laser Scanner Demonstration on X-RHex - Duration: 27 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    This is a demonstration of the sensor payload capability on X-RHex. Here, a single-line laser scanner and an IMU are used to paint a 3D point cloud of a stairwell as the robot is moved around. For...
  • Uphill Steering with X-RHex - Duration: 18 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    X-RHex can sense the slope of a hill and automatically steer towards the uphill direction. This allows it to climb up a hill with no user steering control. Video taken in the Mojave Desert, CA. F...
  • Smart Standing with X-RHex - Duration: 19 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    X-RHex can balance itself on almost any terrain using little to no power to maintain that balance. Here we see the robot walking over a rocky hill, stopping, and then balances the torques on each ...
  • EduBot Hexapod Reactive Behaviors - Duration: 95 seconds.

    • 6 years ago
    This video goes along with the paper "Disturbance Detection, Identification, and Recovery by Gait Transition in Legged Robots", presented at IROS 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information and a...
  • Desert RHex testing - Duration: 48 seconds.

    • 7 years ago
    High speed footage of RHex traversing challenging terrains in the desert. RHex uses a gait tuned specifically for sand to locomote efficiently. The robot shows persistence while climbing a challe...
  • DynoClimber 1.5 bodylengths/second - Duration: 5 seconds.

    • 8 years ago
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