Indoor Mobility Robot

The Two-Wheeled Jumping Robot

A compact and agile jumping robot designed for indoor environments. The combination of wheels and legs allows it to move quickly on flat terrain and to overcome obstacles by jumping. Its small form factor renders it fit for tight indoor spaces and shows potential for high agile indoor mobility tasks.

10.4 kg

Total Weight

1.5 h

Operation Time

0.4 m

Max. Jumping Height

8.0 km/h

Max. Velocity

Control

3D Mouse and Gesture Control

Cameras

Vision Algorithms for Autonomy

About Ascento

With the main goal of providing maximum indoor mobility, the Ascento robot is designed to be agile, compact and able to overcome common indoor obstacles such as stairs.

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With jumping not only stairs can be overcome but also any other obstacles up to a certain height

Bipedal

By having two legs we achieve maximum adaptivity on rough terrain

Bipedal

By having two legs we achieve maximum adaptivity on rough terrain

Wheels

With wheels rather than feet a secure push off platform can be realized while still being able to move quickly and stable on flat grounds

Computer

With the help of sensors and high-end cameras the robot’s surroundings are scanned, obstacles identified, and stair parameters calculated

Jump

With jumping not only stairs can be overcome but also any other obstacles up to a certain height

Wheels

With wheels rather than feet a secure push off platform can be realized while still being able to move quickly and stable on flat grounds

Computer Vision

With the help of sensors and high-end cameras the robot’s surroundings are scanned, obstacles identified, and stair parameters calculated

The Team

Meet the brains behind the project

Lionel Gulich

Lionel Gulich

lgulich@ethz.ch

Victor Klemm

Victor Klemm

vklemm@ethz.ch

Victor Klemm

Dominik Mannhart

dominikm@ethz.ch

Victor Klemm

Alessandro Morra

morraa@ethz.ch

Victor Klemm

Ciro Salzmann

sciro@ethz.ch

Victor Klemm

Florian Weber

flweber@ethz.ch

History

The Ascento project started as a focus project at ETH Zurich where students in their last bachelor year have the chance to apply their gained knowledge and skills in a real engineering project. The focus project team composed of 8 mechanical engineering students and 1 electrical engineering student developed the Ascento robot from September 2017 to May 2018.

Lionel Gulich

Lionel

Gulich

Victor Klemm

Victor

Klemm

Victor Klemm

Nicola

Küng

Victor Klemm

Dominik

Mannhart

Victor Klemm

Alessandro

Morra

Victor Klemm

Corentin

Pfister

Victor Klemm

Ciro

Salzmann

Victor Klemm

Marcus

Vierneisel

Victor Klemm

Florian

Weber

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This project would have not been possible without their generous help

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