Make science fiction into reality

Cutting edge AI and ML happens on DogBot. 

This is the platform for researchers to develop and benchmark their locomotion, perception and proprioception algorithms.


A new breed of robot

Comprehensive quadruped platform for testing and deploying new Machine Learning techniques.


Lowest-in-class weight: 800mm high and less than 20kg, thanks to the carbon fibre chassis.


Power needs control: 34kW of high-torque brushless motors results in huge capacity for agile motion-planning.


Navigate relevant environments: Get out of the lab and test at a human-scale. The curbs, stairs and rough terrain need your algorithms.


Interact with your data: 20,000Hz local motor control and up to 4kHz communication over EtherCAT at 100Mbit/s. With USB and CANbus included.


Keep testing all day: Low-weight means less impact breakage, and batteries discharge slower to keep you and the DogBot running – and walking – for longer.


Get into the code: Open-source controller in C++ with Python gait algorithms and ROS wrapper.

Contribute to significant AI research without waiting years for grants

Start simulating now using the URDF in Gazebo/RViz via ROS or Dart, Bullet, MuJoCo and other physics engines. Then transfer to DogBot to test your results.

Simple Startup

Safe operation procedures means you can take DogBot off the leash in university class rooms.

Maximise Access

Comprehensive Gazebo simulations let multiple students test ROS before they deploy.

Sensory Overload

Easily attach more sensors to the frame and plug in to the control boards through USB or Serial.

Time to play

The BMC2 motor controllers come with comprehensive open-source software that let you control every aspect of the robot in at the level of detail you want.

Download firmware at GitHub:

Who's using DogBot?

Get students excited about your course

Increase your sign-up for your Masters programme by ensuring you have the latest in robotic hardware available for your students to use. This is a quadruped designed so that every lab can have a cutting edge lightweight robot for robotics and AI research.  Visit our YouTube page to see what Masters students at Imperial College London have been doing with DogBot.