Friday February 18, 2005 2:39 pm
Robots Come Closer To Natural Walking Movements
It looks like robots are getting better at replicating the human walking motion, just another one of those things we take for granted until we hurt our backs shoveling snow. Recently, three concept robots were unveiled by researchers from Cornell University, the University of Michigan and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US and Delft University in the Netherlands. While walking robots are nothing new, these are doing it with much more efficiency by utilising the natural dynamics involved. In fact they use about the same amount of energy a human being would, where Honda Motor Co.’s ASIMO, was using approximately 10 times that. I would love to see a movie of the new robots in action, as the article describes the walking as “awkward but amiable.” Very cute.
Read More | New Scientist
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