Benefits of Legs vs. Wheels & Tracks
Simply put, legs outperform wheeled and tracked UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) on unstructured terrain such as uneven surfaces, stairs, off-road, debris fields, the great outdoors and verticals climbs. Legs are not only good at traversing complex environments, they can be programmed to open doors, pull latches and even push elevator buttons.
And, legs are less menacing and “friendly” when interacting with people (in-building security patrols).
But the cost and complexity to build, learn and operate legged robots has been insurmountable to-date, with few vendors offering viable solutions.
Ghost Robotics Platform
Ghost is developing the next generation of legged UGVs to tackle unstructured terrain and manipulate the environment with a low cost, size-scalable (1 – 4 ft. length), high-endurance and easily operated design.
Users, ISVs and VARs can leverage Ghost’s SDK to enhance and build new behaviors, and create a host of solutions from ad-hoc tele-operated asset and situational awareness robots, to persistent autonomous in-building and perimeter security patrol units, with self- charging docs and customized bodies.