Trevor Blackwell's walking robot

Description of what you are seeing is available here.

Why not make a quadraped that can stand up if necessary?

It would be easier, no?
Because for a robot to be successful in a human-centric world, it has to look and function like a human.
I have seen a variety of stuff about dynamic walking in academic papers (including the zero momentum point calculation method) so I wondered what these folks are doing that is new.

As this robot appears to be "learning" to stabilize its gait I assume that functionality is what is unusual.

As always, I enjoy visiting this site to see the latest in Robotic news.
I think Qrio balances dynamicly too. Still, I think it's interesting when another group of reasearchers are able to make advanced robots.
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