DURUS Robot: Human-Like Gait
One of the biggest steps in realizing the sci-fi robotic future we’ve all been dreaming of (or dreading as the case may be) is getting them to walk like humans. And that’s not just because we’re a narcissistic species (though we are). There’s a lot of important developments that we need to make to bring bipedal robots out of fiction and into the real world that are critical to understand. By making robots walk, we also have to help them balance, assess distance, analyze different surface types, and adjust their gait on the fly. And these are all things we’ve done before, but until now, no one’s thought of the obvious — give the robots some shoes. Amber Labs, a team of engineers at Georgia Institute of Technology, created DURUS, and it’s a bipedal robot with a twist. We’ve seen Boston Dynamics’ Atlas walk on two legs just fine, but DURUS has a much more natural heel-toe stride.
|Battery Capacity||2.2 kWh|
|Operation Time||8 hr|
- Country: USA
- Company: Georgia Institute of Technology