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.

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 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

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

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. …

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 …

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…:

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!