Friday, May 23, 2008

Flame: The Most Advanced Walking Robot

"Flame" is the name of a walking robot designed and built by TU Delft PhD student Daan Hobbelen.

"By mimicking the way that humans actually fall forward when walking, this robot comes insanely close to the real thing. Usually, walking robots are energy-hungry propositions, but this is the first that's both efficient and stable. Inside Flame are seven motors and a balance "organ" loaded with stability algorithms. By measuring each step, the robot adjusts stance width, speed, and gait on the go."

Here's a video of Flame going for a stroll, and I've got to admit...he's definitely better at walking than the guy beside him.

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