Friday, May 17, 2013

MIT’s Cheetah robot runs faster & more efficiently

Robotic Greyhound Races are closer than you think. From Engadget:

At the recent International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the Institute of Technology showed of its newest version, which reached a top speed of 13.7 mph. To accomplish this, the runner still needs parallel support bars to constrain movement in one dimension, reducing any roll, yaw — and the chances of a pretty expensive fall. The team says the new version’s cost of transport (COT is power consumption divided by weight, times velocity) is around 0.52. In comparison, Honda’s Asimo has a hefty COT of 2.

[read more] [MIT Biomimetic Robotics Lab]

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    technology!!
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    Awesome but also mildly terrifying.
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    Looks easy until you realize they are switching from walk to trot to run, which is NOT a trivial exercise. Not long now...
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    The only possible challenge to Usain Bolt.
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