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Ascento at ICRA 2019

In May 2019 we went to the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Montreal and presented the current Ascento Robot. It was great to see all the fascinating research that is going on in robotics – next time we bring Ascento to meet all the other robots! Thanks ICRA for having us this year and see you soon! …

Ascento at Maker Faire Berlin 2019

And once again Tina, our current prototype robot, had the pleasure to participate in a Maker Faire. This time in Berlin!! From May 17-19 Tina was driving, swerving and, of course, jumping around the entire event area. It was awesome to see the different projects people all around the globe are doing. Take a look at our description on their …

Ascento at Maker Faire Rome 2018

Tina, our latest prototype, participated in the 2018 edition of the Maker Faire in Rome. From 12 – 14th October people from all backgrounds had the chance to meet our robot and learn more about our work. Needless to say that kids love Tina!! Thank you for everyone who stopped by. We even got awarded maker of merit Rome 2018! …

Ascento at Wiesbaden 2018

On September 28th team Ascento was kindly invited for a short talk at the annual VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau) meeting in Wiesbaden, Germany. The robot went on stage together with two team members, which presented the project during a talk about startups by Christian Keese, a very renowned german author and journalist. We had a great time and …

Ascento at ETH Industry Day 2018

On the 5th of September 2018 team Ascento was at the ETH Industry Day 2018. The one day event showcased various presentations, interviews and exhibitions with the main objective of providing insights into successfull collaborations between industry and academia. More information about the event can be found here. While Tina was driving and jumping around, we were pleased to talk …

The Ascento Roll-Out-Video!

Last Tuesday we could show everyone what we achieved over the past two semesters. The Roll-Out was both exciting and emotional. Thanks to everyone who showed up at our booth at ETH. We had a great time with you! For everyone else, here are the highlights of the past 9 months compressed to 4 minutes of pure intensity. Please turn up …

Ascento at WORLD.MINDS 2018

Look how beautiful Tina looks on the stage of the 12th WORLD.MINDS Annual Symposium! With more than 300 scientists, entrepreneurs, professors and politicians it was certainly not the time to make mistakes! But what about WORLD.MINDS? It is an invitation-only community of 1000 individuals who have made proven contributions in science, the arts, business and government. The main purpose of the …

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Our final robot!

After Romy… Sara… we’re now assembling our third iteration of our jumping robot. We call her Tina! The parts are still made out of 3D printed PA12, but now dyed in black and red. Now with a new spring-concept for an efficient jump and a complete redesign to achieve higher strength and a more compact form-factor. Post Views: 141

Sara is jumping…

… in the simulation! The jump controller framework is now set up. We can tune all our controllers in the simulation, prior to risking any damage to the real system. And it seems quite promising…: Post Views: 57

Sara is alive!

Countless hours were spent on designing and tuning the drive controller to achieve robust system behaviour. This robustness is needed for stable landing on a narrow step after a jump. Having a stable robot will make the jumping process much easier.  (Sara is the name of our second prototype). There’s more to come soon! Post Views: 63