Ascento’s New Website

Ascento just got a new website with a brand new design! Go check it out at www.ascento.ch and get to know Ascento in more detail. Don’t miss any updates with the latest ‘News’ section and feel free to contact us.

Autonomous Christmas Lab

Merry Christmas!🎄✨🤖 This year Ascento was again part of the annual Christmas video of the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zürich. Shout out to Patrick Pfreundschuh for the cool video! Enjoy!

Startup DAYS 2020

Ascento was invited to the Startup DAYS 2020 held in Bern from 5th to 6th of October. Together with other robotics projects (DroGone, RoBoa, Rowesys, and more!) we represented the #SwissAutonomousValley booth. The event took place in the Kursaal Bern where we had a spectacular view over the whole city (just next to my head you can even see the …

Digital Festival Zürich & HackZurich 2020

In September, we were invited to the 5th Digital Festival Zürich to hold a lab session and two talks at HackZurich 2020. Thank you everyone for coming to our presentations and for visiting our lab. We had a lot of fun presenting and we loved the cool designs of the mini-Ascentos! If you missed it, here are the links to …

#DayForFailure

Today, October 13, is the International Day For Failure. To celebrate this date, enjoy our Ascento robot fail compilation! With every failure we experience, we learn more and we can improve our robot for its next iteration, which will come soon… Stay tuned for more!

Digital Festival and Hack Zurich

This week, Ascento is going to the 5th Digital Festival Zurich and the Hack Zurich, Europe’s biggest Hackathon! On Thursday 17.09 (14:00-15:30 / 16:00-17:30), we’re hosting a lab at the Digital Festival where visitors can come and assemble a miniature version of the Ascento robot. 👉 https://digitalfestival.ch/en/labs On Friday 18.09 (17:00-19:00), Ascento will pitch its project during the opening ceremony …

Ascento on YouTube

We are absolutely amazed by the sudden success of our video “This is Ascento 2” on YouTube. It took 5 months to reach the first 100’000 views and suddenly 3 days later it reached 200’000 and another 3 days later 300’000 views! Thank you all very much for your interest, your feedback and your support – This is what keeps …

Ascento Leg Topology

Fancy geometry right? You have probably already noticed that the legs of Ascento have an organic and exotic looking design, especially in our previous prototype. This is not because our engineers decided to go full creative and free shape the parts, this is the result of topology optimization. By specifying where our loads and supports are located the topology optimization …

Ascento Leg Geometry

Ascento has two legs which can be controlled independently by two motors installed in the hips. The geometry of its legs is a 4-bar linkage, optimized such that it moves in a straight line using only one motor. This enables Ascento not only to lean into curves and change its center of gravity, but also to do straight jumps. Torsional …