Transition from a quadrupedal to a bipedal posture including spine motion.
Category: 2 Legged
A Miniature Tail Assisted Running and Jumping Robot
In nature, small animals or insects use multiple locomotion methods to efficiently travel in difficult environments. Inspired by the multi-modal locomotion ability found in animals, we design a miniature robot that can jump, run, and perform aerial maneuvering. Specifically, this robot can use wheeled locomotion to run on flat ground. Encountering a large obstacle, it can jump up to overcome the obstacle.
by Tim Hornyak
This partially 3D-printed prototype can be produced for less than $1,000, much less than commercial utility line robots.
Robot that walks on two feet using a planetary gear system. Designed using Pro-Engineer.
Those robotic toys are getting cheaper and more complicated everyday. Tomorrows children are so lucky ! Demonstration by HiTEC at the 2008 Electric Flight Expo in Glendale, Arizona. Filmed with the Canon Powershot G9.
Aldebaran Robotics Nao Robot Show in France Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010 Video: http://youtu.be/uIuRc1r_N34
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