WABIAN robot from Japan steps closer to human walk (With Video)

Featured Image: TOPIO (“TOSY Ping Pong Playing Robot”) is a bipedal humanoid robot designed to play table tennis against a human being. TOPIO version 3.0 at Tokyo International Robot Exhibition, Nov 2009. CREDIT: Humanrobo SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license). FOR ILLUSTRATION ONLY.

Another report for our Robots into Humans archive. . . EDITOR

From Phys.org Jun 02, 2013 by Nancy Owano

(Phys.org) —Researchers designing adult bipedal robots have faced a challenge in limitations in a robot’s walking pattern. They seek ways to improve on designs to have robots move more naturally. Improving the walking function has been the goal of researchers at the Humanoid Robotics Institute at Waseda University in Japan. Last month, led by Professor Atsuo Takanishi, the team presented the results of their efforts at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Germany. What they achieved more closely replicates normal human foot movements than before. . . Read Complete Report 

From youtube uploaded by Plastic Pals on May 30, 2013

WABIAN-2RIII walks in place with new shank

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