Ascento’s Eyes

The same way humans have eyes 👀, Ascento has on-board cameras 📷 (marked in red) to perceive its environment. Two global shutter cameras are used for localisation. A depth sensor is used to create a 3D reconstruction of our environment and parametrise objects. For example, when the robot is standing in front of a step it wishes to overcome, it …

We are working on it…

We have been working on our last prototype, Tina, for more than two years. Now it is time to build a new improved version with even better hardware and software!! Stay tuned for new updates. Post Views: 363

Ascento and MathWorks

MathWorks recently shared an article about the Ascento robot and the team behind it, recalling the exhausting work needed to go from an idea to a fully working system. Have a look at it here https://ch.mathworks.com/company/mathworks-stories/eth-zurich-students-design-and-build-jumping-robot.html Instead of trying out the newly developed control algorithms directly on the real system, we tested everything in a simulation environment. We used MATLAB …

Ascento 2nd Paper

Finally our second paper submission “LQR-Assisted Whole-Body Control of a Wheeled Bipedal Robot With Kinematic Loops” was accepted and published at ICRA 2020. Unfortunately the event was canceled due to the COVID-19 situation but we hope to meet great minds and robots at the next event. Please support us and stay tuned for more updates. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ascento_ethz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ascento_ethzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ascentoethz/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUeT3EQDB1eBzCV0X_Milw …

Ascento at ARCHE 2019

This year we could again show the capabilities of our robot at ARCHE 2019. But now for the first time with the new terrain adaptive features! Even on rough terrains our Ascento robot kept its balance. Thanks ARCHE for having us! Stay tuned for more updates on Ascento and please support us! 🙂 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ascento_ethz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ascento_ethzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ascentoethz/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUeT3EQDB1eBzCV0X_Milw Post Views: …

Ascento at the Zurich Film Festival 2019

This year, Ascento got an invitation to the Zurich Film Festival! From September 30th to October 4th 2019 Ascento showed together with other robots how movie-making and robots go hand in hand. Tina also served some cake for the guests! Here’s the link to the event: https://zff.com/de/festival-info/news/2019/2366/science-am-zff/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ascento_ethz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ascento_ethzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ascentoethz/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUeT3EQDB1eBzCV0X_Milw Post Views: 389

ElHormiguero

Ascento on live TV!!

Yes, you read it right, Tina was on TV for the first time!!! And not just any TV channel, it was on El Hormiguero 3.0, a well known television program in Spain! During its live demo (no time for errors!) on June 6, Tina showed every spectator what she can do while Jorge Marrón Martín explained every step in spanish. …

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Ascento at MATLAB EXPO 2019

At the same time as ICRA 2019, two other members of the team presented the Ascento robot at the MATLAB EXPO 2019 on the 23rd of May. Here’s the link to the event: https://www.matlabexpo.com/ch/2019.html# Thanks for having us MathWorks, the presentations were amazing! Stay tuned for more updates on Ascento and please support us! 🙂 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ascento_ethz/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ascento_ethzFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ascentoethz/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvUeT3EQDB1eBzCV0X_Milw …