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Automation & Motion Control
Human-Like Bipedal Walking Robot
1/16/2013

Dr. Aaron Ames started thinking about a robot's ability to walk like a human during motion capture experiments performed on humans.
Dr. Aaron Ames started thinking about a robot's ability to walk like a human
during motion capture experiments performed on humans.

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Greg M. Jung
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Human Gait
Greg M. Jung   1/25/2013 11:41:10 PM
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I'm really impressed by the efforts made to give this robot a gait that closely matches actual human movement.  I also appreciate the toe and heel strike motion of this robot as shown in the video.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   1/29/2013 5:26:25 PM
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These guys should take some cues from Boston Dynamic's PETMAN. After watching the PETMAN video you will realize, someday that thing will be busting down doors for the U S of A.



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plasticmaster
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plasticmaster   2/13/2013 12:21:04 AM
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Thanks for the video Cabe. I just spent the last 30 minutes perusing the Boston Dynamics website. Unbelieveable! It's here, now. NOW watching the movie "iRobot" doesn't seem so much like fantasy as it does a peek into the future.

Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   2/14/2013 11:17:49 PM
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Boston Dynamics certainly has excelled past the competition. It’s truly a night and day comparison. I should investigate how they got that this point more. “Ancient Aliens” perhaps? C

Ceylon0
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Ancestors
Ceylon0   2/20/2013 2:14:54 PM
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Hmmmmmmmmm...

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   3/20/2013 1:42:13 PM
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Boston Dynamics does indeed deserve their excellent rep. But the answers to why are more mundane: a) They had military funding way before most other robot companies, and b) they had the foresight to start working on biomimicry in robotics before anyone else. They've also been really good at operating in stealth mode under the radar.



Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   3/20/2013 10:47:10 PM
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I see. Funding was their advantage. It is truly the case in ever facet of business. The more money one has, the more impact they will make.

To this day, I have yet to see someone become the next big whatever without financial backing. Kickstarter is definitely allowing those who could not finally make progress.

Same goes for robotics apparently. Some people are making weak example of robotics, while others are mimicking life.


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tekochip
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Asimo
tekochip   3/21/2013 8:20:04 AM
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Honda has a pretty nice demo at Disneyland. I was in Anaheim for a conference and saw the show with their robot Asimo. The bipedal robot will walk up stairs and also stand on one leg to kick a ball.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   3/21/2013 1:14:17 PM
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I agree about the importance of funding. But all the dollars in the world won't replace ingenuity and creativity. That's one of the reasons why you get the funding.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   3/21/2013 1:16:23 PM
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tekochip, how cool to actually see Asimo "in person," as it were. I'm envious.

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