Two-legged robot mimics human balance while running and jumping

Joao Ramos (center), co-inventor of HERMES (left), and Little HERMES (right)  Ph

Joao Ramos (center), co-inventor of HERMES (left), and Little HERMES (right) Photo: Tony Pulsone

New control system may enable humanoid robots to do heavy lifting and other physically demanding tasks. The robot, which is dubbed Little HERMES, "combines the strength and resilience of a robot with the knowledge and adaptability of a human."

MIT researchers have developed a new control system that can allow a two-legged teleoperated robot to maintain its balance while running and jumping, reports Devin Coldewey for TechCrunch. The new system could make "on-site rescue robots and others on uncertain footing more reliable," Coldewey explains.


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