• Japanese biped robot doesn’t fall when kicked

    by  • May 10, 2012 • News • 0 Comments

    Researchers at the the University of Tokyo’s JSK lab have modified a Kawada HRP-3L biped robot to withstand a kick.

    It’s able to calculate 170 stable postures to compensate the impact and keep balance in an impressive 1 millisecond. Where conventional motors wouldn’t be able to achieve the speed required, they’ve used capacitor driven Maxon 200-watt brushless motors capable of 1000 degrees per second, enough to keep it standing.

    They plan on implementing a torso and arms to the robot along with arms, allowing it compete in the next DARPA robotics challenge where it’ll face Boston Dynamics’ PETMAN, a robot that’s been up and running on its hydraulic legs for some time now.

    Via: PlasticPals

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