Shenzhen-based firm LimX Dynamics has unveiled its flagship product, the W1, a wheeled quadruped robot. The mobile robot has been designed for use in sectors like industrial inspection, logistics, distribution, research, and education, promising to address several existing challenges in these fields.
Equipped with LimX Dynamics’ distinctive Motion Intelligence technology, the W1 merges the benefits of both legs and wheels. This combination, together with real-time terrain perception, provides the robot with remarkable all-terrain mobility, allowing it to navigate and operate in a range of environments.
Founder of LimX Dynamics, Wei Zhang, expressed,
“We find ourselves in a time of remarkable growth and innovation in the field of general-purpose legged robots. The convergence of foundational research and commercial application is evolving and expanding. The wheeled quadruped robot, W1, is our premier product, representing an optimum blend of technology, application, and market.”
Wei Zhang highlighted that the integration of top-tier technology has addressed long-standing barriers to the deployment of many-legged robots. This solution enables legged robots to truly infiltrate the industry and generate substantial value, showcasing the efficient universal chassis with all-terrain mobility.
W1’s sophisticated perception and motion control algorithms, along with the proprietary actuators developed in-house by LimX Dynamics, enable the robot to tackle discrete and complex terrains successfully, including non-wheeled scenarios like stairs. These innovations permit high-dynamic motion and significant obstacle-overcoming abilities, providing high mobility efficiency, payload capacity, and cruising range.
The robot can efficiently adapt to a variety of terrains including slopes, road curbs, on-sided bridges, grass and slate roads, and gravel roads, thanks to its real-time gait planning and control. LimX Dynamics has invested in mastering the core technologies of motion intelligence for legged robots to produce W1, utilizing expertise in terrain perception, reinforcement learning, multi-rigid body dynamics, hybrid dynamics, and model predictive control.
With its advanced algorithm framework that synergizes perception and control, the W1 achieves enhanced stability and real-time control capabilities, marking a significant step forward in the deployment and commercial application of legged robots, potentially redefining operational processes across various industrial sectors.