Run Bot

I am not sure if this robot is a legged locomotive robot, like we learned yesterday, or not. At least it is a very basic approach of controlling the robot movements.

The robot is controlled by a simple program that mimics the way neurons control reflexes in humans and other animals. Unlike most other two-legged robots, RunBot has few sensors and can detect just two things – when a foot touches the ground, and when a leg swings forward.

Nice to watch this video, though, at least I really wonder what this thingy at the end of the video is? Is the the bar holding the robot crushing? That robot broke the speed records for biped walking robots. The Run Bot Website holds a good overview on all the record-holders and also a comparison to the speed world record of a human athlete.

The latest version got a cam and more context-aware features. Also read here.


Tags: motion, locomotive, basic, walk, research
Jan_31:2008 .020200 Comments(0)

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