Monday, May 26, 2008

New Robot Walks Like You

New Robot Walks Like You | LiveScience:

"A new robot that walks like humans is one of the most advanced of its kind.

Attempts to get robots moving like people typically result in very stilted gaits and limited range of motion.

Human walking is 'really very similar to falling forward in a controlled fashion,' researchers at TU Delft in The Netherlands explained today in a statement. 'Adopting this method replaces the cautious, rigid way in which robots walk with the more fluid, energy-efficient movement used by humans.'"