VIDEO - RHex rough-terrain robot from Boston Dynamics crawls over slippery rocks, inclines and branches
RHex is a 30-lb robot designed for mobility on rough terrain. It is operated remotely via an RF link that includes a high-resolution video uplink. RHex can operate right-side-up or up-side down, as shown in the video, and goes for up to four hours on one charge of its batteries. RHex has been around for several years, but we redesigned this version for ruggedness, long battery life, maintainability and improved mobility. This version of RHex was funded by the US Army's Rapid Equipping Force.