Good news for quadruped technology enthusiasts!
René has been working at TU Eindhoven for a long time and is the founder of team Tech United. He has a keen eye for innovation and wants to share some exciting information about Spot. This technology has recently become available for commercial use. And you know what? Spot is a perfect example of this!
Spot is a closed platform, which means you can't modify the movement software. But don't be disappointed! There's also a small mini-cheetah available that has been developed as a fully open platform, both in terms of hardware and software.
So, what does this mean for the future? Well, according to René, "I predict that in the coming years, we will make a huge leap towards RoboCup's vision for 2050 through the adoption of quadruped robots. These robots already move much more like humans than the current wheeled robots. And you know what makes it even more exciting? It opens up a natural path to two-legged football!"
‘Just imagine how awesome it would be to see robots not only walking on four legs but also playing football on two legs. I mean, real football with dribbling, tricks, and headers. It would be an incredible step forward in the development of robots that can move and act in a human-like way.’
So, keep your eyes wide open because the future of robot technology looks promising. Who knows, maybe you could be one of the people designing and programming these innovative robots in the future. The possibilities are endless, and how amazing would it be if you could play a significant role in shaping the robots of tomorrow?
For more inspiration watch the interview with Lieve Scheire and René van de Molengraft op YouTube.