Six-legged robot with high mobility

RHex is a six-legged robot with remarkable mobility on rough terrain. Independently controlled legs produce specialized gaits that propel it over rough terrain with minimal operator input. RHex traverses rock fields, mud, sand, vegetation, railroad tracks, telephone poles, and stairways.

Front- and rear-facing cameras give the operator a remote view of RHex’s surroundings. Its sealed body makes RHex fully operational in wet weather, muddy and swampy conditions, and flowing culverts. RHex’s remarkable terrain capabilities have been validated in government-run independent testing. RHex was developed with funds from DARPA and the US Army Rapid Equipping Force.