A fast-moving legged robot that can traverse challenging environments
StatusCompleted (since 2018)
Potential DestinationsEarth, Other Terrestrial Planets
Animal Analog: Llama
What has four legs, can walk in any direction, is nearly as fast as a human, and can carry equipment? The innovative Legged Locomotion and Movement Adaptation (LLAMA). Still under development, LLAMA could be used on rough, uneven terrain, and in other challenging environments not suited for robots with wheels or tracks. It could also help first responders and civilians in risky scenarios such as security and disaster response.
Quick and Strong
LLAMA has custom, adjustable mechanisms for movement and an innovative design that enables it to move quickly as well as carry weight. Traditional robots with the customary mechanical design can move fast and carry less, or vice versa.