Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Scale CHIMP Robot Has Four Limbs, But Moves on Treads Like a Tank

A team from Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center is building a new class of robot to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Robotics Challenge — a human-size robot that moves, not by walking, but on rubberized tracks on the extremities of each of its four limbs.