AsiaIndustrial NetNews: Many traditional types have feetRobot, which relies on sensors such as gyroscopes and computers to help maintain its own body balance, but researchers at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) in Pensacola, Florida, USA, can now push the limits of this technology. This small two-legged Robot ostrich machine developed by IHMC can move stably without any sensor and computer assistance.
The Robot looks like a small ostrich. According to designer IHMC senior research scientist Jerry Pratt, the ostrich machine uses an elliptical wheel design, which has the advantage that when one leg feels resistance, the other leg will Add more strength to fight resistance. The flat oval wheel is driven by a single motor, which is also greatly reduced in terms of power consumption. The legs of the ostrich machine perform physical elliptical motion, which can provide fixation to the body shape of the ostrich machine. The ostrich machine can run at 10 miles per hour, and if the robot were made the size of an adult, it would be able to reach speeds of 20 to 30 miles per hour.
Although the humanoid machine of Boston East and West Company has also achieved stable robot two-legged standing technology, but compared with the ostrich machine, his robot is more power-hungry, and the manufacturing cost is relatively higher. The future development direction of the ostrich machine will include operations in the radiation environment of nuclear power plants and planetary detection. However, because humanoid robots will cause fear to humans to a certain extent, the actual commercial possibility is not yet.
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