Robots dogs today will not surprise anyone. Such toys were popular back in the 90s. But what about the mechanical dog, created to work in the conditions of lunar gravity? This, perhaps, was not yet. Until recently, engineers of the Swiss Higher Technological School of Zurich showed their new four-paw invention.
It is no secret that lunar gravity is six times smaller than Earth's, which makes movement on the surface somewhat problematic: without calculating the forces, a person can step or jump much further than he had planned. In this case, the robops named SpaceBok are all grasped: it is designed specifically for free movement around the Earth satellite.
In the conditions of lunar attraction, the robot makes directed jumps up to two meters high. That is, on the moon it will move in jumps, like a kangaroo, using all four paws for jumping. Each of them is equipped with special springs, which serve both for depreciation and accumulation of push energy.
By the way, this is not the first robotic dog, created by engineers of the Swiss Higher Technological School of Zurich. Half a year ago, designers showed the public SkaterBot, who was taught to skate perfectly.