Carnegie Mellon Researchers Achieve a Robotics Milestone: Quadruped Walks a Balance Beam

Team creates four-legged robot system capable of walking on a balance beam
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute have developed a system to make a quadruped robot nimble and agile enough to walk a thin balance beam. This is the first time this feat has been achieved.

Zachary Manchester, assistant professor at the RI and director of the Robotic Exploration Lab, said that the experiment was \”huge\”. \”I do not believe anyone has done balance beam walking successfully with a robotic before.\”

The team believes that this is the very first time a quadruple has successfully walked on a narrow beam of balance. The paper \”Enhanced Balance for Leg Robots using Reaction Wheels\” was accepted at the 2023 International Conference on Robotics and Automation. The annual conference is scheduled for May 29-June 2 in London.