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Simple biped robot kit (video)


Tempusmaster writes – “Iwaki-san with the Robot-Force group in Osaka has come up with a fully functional humanoid robot design that can walk forward, backward, and sideways; punch and fight with its arms; and pick itself up off the floor both from a prone and flat on its back position – and it only requires three servo motors.”Link.

4 thoughts on “Simple biped robot kit (video)

  1. Stokes says:

    That’s very cool, but calling it a ‘biped’ is a bit of a stretch (or at least an egregious anthropomorphization). Sure, it has a base that divides into two “feet,” but they are not independendly moveable.

    Don’t get me wrong, though: I’m extremely impressed. It’s an excellent example of (if you’ll pardon the cliché) ‘thinking outside the box.’ It succeeds because it avoids some of the natural assumptions one makes when thinking about creating a robot with a vaguely humanoid form. I love hacks like this — and I use the term hack in an entirely positive way in this context.

    This would make an awesome toy; with only three servos, it would be pretty durable and cheap to manufacture. I don’t know what kind of computing power it would need to run autonomously, though.

  2. Dolomite says:

    I am not sure what I liked more, the robot, or that awesome song!

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