Research

RiSE Climbing Robot

RiSE Climbing Robot

Faculty: Dan Koditschek

Project Homepage: http://kodlab.seas.upenn.edu/RiSE/Home

The goal of the RiSE project is to create a bioinspired climbing robot with the unique ability to walk on land and climb on vertical surfaces. Active research studies novel robot kinematics, precision-manufactured compliant feet and appendages, and advanced robot behaviors. This project is funded by the DARPA Biodynotics Program and is in collaboration with Boston Dynamics, Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University, UC Berkeley and Lewis and Clark University.