Getting a robot to walk is doable. Getting it to walk exactly like a human? Not so easy. But now we're getting there, with researchers from the University of Arizona unveiling a first-of-its-kind set of biologically accurate robot legs.
To make it possible, researchers set up a fake half-center, a simple neural network of two neurons that fire interchangeably, producing the rhythm of human walking, while sensors in the robot send feedback about its environment. Researchers believe babies might operate on a similar half-center system, even before they walk, and that a half-center might be what provides a framework for people with spinal cord injuries to re-learn how to walk.
Even though it's not able to balance itself, the resulting robot, researchers say, is as close as we've gotten to an accurate representation of human walking.
While the article says this robot is making a human stride, I think the robot is making more of a human strut, lol.
bezford-im something of a robotics virgin but are scientists and inventors still designing robots using electric motors and pulleys?there is a much better obdvious method that interests me and once used would propell robotics science very quickly in the right direction,which incidentaly suits in both meanings of the term.
Im sorry to compare one project to another but Petman seemed to walk abit more lifelike than this, it was also able to balance itself even if pushed.
+1 to Baaron
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Agreed, Wabian-2 Robot from Waseda University Japan and Petman are closer in term of human gait
Think they mean the mechanical side of things. It has movement in most the areas humans do. So its a start, this could one day be more suited as a replacement limb unit for some people if it can be smoothed out and trimmed down a bit. Also the supports seem to make the assumption that is very far away from balancing itself.
It Seems that I am not the single human to design a robot without a MOTOR rather SERVO yet it does have the necessary sensors and circuitry for it's locomotion (on land, over water and in air)
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maybe they should try some kind of liquid balance like the one that turns on the heat and airconditioner in an old thrmostat with sensors that send signals to move with to keep it balanced just a thought
It would appear that the powerpack required a but
enlargement job. Hopefully the robot was smart enough to
stay away from the fixa-flat superglue method ?!?!?!
bezford-like a spirit level with ionised fluid in it?a fluid with positive charged atoms that works placed back to back with a sort of algorithmic line on a panel that follows the charged atoms in the level device...it would show level bearing everywhere but in space as i think spirit levels behave differently with no atmosphere?also once it could recognise dead flat as a level it could work out any neccessary angle from that plane?
you tantalize with your methods and advancements but you dont respond?youve got me very curious?respond still to me ,many thanks...