from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Watching robots learn how to move can be fascinating, as the machines wobble and tilt almost like infants/toddlers do. But no one really cares if a robot topples over and hurts itself (well, unless you're the owner of a very expensive prototype robot...). If you want to see a few robots moving around gracefully, though, check out these videos.
- The HyTAQ Robot can roll around on the ground and fly over obstacles whenever it needs to. This bot looks pretty crash resistant, and if it can survive kids playing with it, it'd probably be a great toy. [url]
- If you thought only hipsters rode fixies, then you should watch this cute little Japanese robot ride a small bike without brakes. This bot just needs a companion that can ride a recumbent bike.... [url]
- Here's a bipedal robot walking a tightrope, but it sorta cheats because it doesn't lift its feet off the wire once it gets on. (Warning: You might want to mute this video to avoid the dance music.) Maybe someday there will be a robot version of Cirque du Soleil. [url]