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    Kines 199 Fall 2018

Robots learning how to balance like humans

This article describes the breakthrough engineers have made with robotics. In particular, the recreation of the balance system of a human in bipedal robots. This system replaces the quadrupedal robots that had to constantly move to avoid falling over, as well as the bipedal robots that used other systems to achieve balance, while adding quite a bit of bulk to their frames.

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This article helps show the detail that goes into making one of these robots. The article helps describe the actions this robot can perform and it interests me because I would like to see how robots could help influence human life for the better.... more »This article helps show the detail that goes into making one of these robots. The article helps describe the actions this robot can perform and it interests me because I would like to see how robots could help influence human life for the better. The explanation of the making of this robot helped me understand the purpose of the robot itself. By translating a key human physical dynamic skill—maintaining whole-body balance—into a mathematical equation, the team was able to use the numerical formula to program their robot Mercury, which was built and tested over the course of six years. 10-06-2018 12:12pm

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