Chinese engineers have developed the world’s largest four-legged robot, which they have dubbed the ‘mechanical yak’ (robot bull).
According to the Chinese-language English newspaper Global Times and Chinese state TV, the robot is designed for military purposes and will be able to monitor the enemy in difficult and dangerous areas where reaching and guarding is life threatening for the soldiers. It’s like putting in.
The news did not mention the weight of the robot, but it is known that its height is half that of a normal human, while the length is almost the same as a human.
In addition to moving forward and backward on all fours, it can also turn left and right and change its direction.
It can run at a speed of 10 kilometers per hour with a load of 160 kilograms. In other words, one of its aims will be to deliver military supplies to difficult areas.
Chinese media has also posted a short video on Twitter about the ‘mechanical yak’:
In the video, the robot dog, developed by the American company Boston Dynamics, looks like the “Big Dog”, but China has explained that the “mechanical yak” was built “independently” using local expertise.
In addition to the artificial intelligence software, it is also equipped with a variety of sensors, while in the changing environment and conditions to keep moving without stumbling, it also has 12 pairs of modules installed that keep it moving smoothly.
Thanks to its capabilities, the robot can easily run through rough cliffs, stairs, muddy paths, deserts and snow-covered plains, while carrying food and weapons for soldiers, as well as surveillance in conditions unbearable for humans. Can also
According to Chinese state TV, another similar project, called Geda, is underway in China to create four-legged robots like dogs. Each such robot weighs only 32 kilograms but can carry a load of up to 40 kilograms.
Gadda robots are also enabled to understand voice commands and execute them automatically.
It is estimated that the same technology has been used in the ‘Mechanical Yak’.
Western media say China wants to be ahead of the rest of the world, especially the United States, in the field of robotics by 2025. And such projects are a continuation of that effort.