• Posts Tagged ‘bipedal’

    Watch This – Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures

    by  • January 14, 2014 • News, Videos • 0 Comments

    We present a muscle-based control method for simulated bipeds in which both the muscle routing and control parameters are optimized. This yields a generic locomotion control method that supports a variety of bipedal creatures. All actuation forces are the result of 3D simulated muscles, and a model of neural delay is included for all feedback paths. As a result, our controllers generate torque patterns that incorporate biomechanical constraints. The synthesized controllers find different gaits based on target speed, can cope with uneven terrain and external perturbations, and can steer to target directions.

    While the technology behind is undoubtedly very complex, there’s something about watching boxes get thrown at a overweight block figure that’s mesmorising, and be sure to make it to the outtakes!

    Via: Reddit

     

    Real Life Transformer Robot

    by  • May 10, 2012 • Featured, Projects • 2 Comments

    Youtube user kenjiishida011 posted a video of his 8th iteration of a transforming robot, named Brave Robot. There isn’t a whole load of information on this creation from the video except that it uses 22 servo motors and that it can transform from a car to a humanoid, bipedal robot and back again. Oh, and it also has some pretty decent dance moves!