Longest walk by a quadruped robot: Chinese Robot breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO)
BEIJING, China -- Four-legged robot 'Xingzhe No 1', made by a research team in southwest China's Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, covered a distance of 134.03 km in over 54 hours and used 0.8 kwh of power, thus setting the new world record for the Longest walk by a quadruped robot,
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: Xingzhe No. 1, a four-legged robot built by Chinese researchers, walked 83 miles on a single battery charge, more than doubling the previous record for longest distance covered by a quadruped robot. Photo: China News (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest robotics class numbers 880 participants and was achieved by the Secretaria de Educación Distrital de Bogotá – Educación Humana (Colombia) at Corferias, Bogotá, Colombia on 1 October 2015.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest chain of robots; it consisted of 255 four legged robots assembled on the same day by the students of the Lingnan Dr. Chung Wing Kwong Memorial Secondary School in Hong Kong, China, on 26 November 2006. Four-legged robot 'Xingzhe No 1', made by a research team in southwest China's Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, circled an indoor track from October 24 to 27, taking 340,000 steps before it had to stop and recharge.
The aptly named Xingzhe No. 1 robot (xingzhe means "walker" in Chinese) has four articulated, or jointed, legs and is guided by a computer.
It covered a distance of 134.03 km in over 54 hours and used 0.8 kwh of power, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
The distance the Chinese robot covered was more than twice as much as that by the former record holder, Ranger, which was developed by a team at Cornell University in the US, and the speed was 1.18 times faster. The US-made robot had walked 65 km in 30 hours consuming 0.5 kwh.
Professor Li Qingdu, who led the research, said that the overall task was not simply to extend the length the robot can trek, but rather, to study electrical efficiency, increase the robot's reliability and possibly, enabling the robots to perform dangerous, remotely controlled missions in place of a human being.
"We can apply the technology and processes involved to a wide range of robotic devices, to make them more efficient, durable and reliable. In the future we could begin to use these robots for dangerous or remote tasks," Mr Li said.