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Honda’s ASIMO and other walking robots don’t really look like much of match for catching up with people running away from them. But like zombies, robots never get tired and can just keep walking slowly towards you (as long as their batteries last, that is). Here are just a few examples of some robots that are starting to walk a bit more like us.
- Boston Dynamics has been working on a 6’2″ tall humanoid robot named Atlas. It can walk over rubble, and someday it will say, “I’ll be back” in an Austrian accent. [url]
- Researchers at the Humanoid Robotics Institute have designed a robotic leg with many of the same joints and features of a human leg. It’s actually not that easy to get a robot leg to have all the same range of motions as a real human leg. [url]
- Robot legs using a neural network to mimic human walking has created one of the first biologically-accurate models of the human gait. This research could help us understand how babies learn to walk and how people with spinal cord injuries might learn to walk again. [url]
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