Tiny Jumping Robot Finds Room for a Tail

I wanna introduce tiny jumping robot which can find room for a tail. I was impressed because of how tiny it was, but also because it could change direction, self-right, and jump, all using just one single motor and a clever arrangement of gears. A new upgrade (inspired by research from UC Berkely) adds a tail to the mix, giving this…

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MuRata boy: Self Balancing Bicycle Riding Robot

Japanese company Murata Manufacturing created a bicycling robot to show off some of their various sensors. The robot tentatively named MuRata Boy (although some articles are calling it Murata Seisaku-kun) is equipped with four types of sensors: two gyro sensors used to detect angular velocity and inclination; an ultrasonic sensor to detect obstacles; and a shock sensor to detect rough…

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Robot legs accurately mimic human movement

Researchers from the University of Arizona has built a pair of robotic legs that mimics our own. While bipedal movement is nothing new in robotics — Honda has had a free-walking robot for some time now — the research team describes its creation as “biologically accurate.” It developed a simplified software equivalent of a central pattern generator (CPG), the neural…

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