Here’s The Robot That Walks Like a Human (Swagger Included)

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

The latest masterpiece from Georgia Tech is a bot that can stride leisurely like a human, swagger included. Its new range of moves include a more ‘natural stride’ (Engadget), and the ability to wear a hip pair of Adidas kicks.

Georgia’s AMBER-Lab released their latest development after making a series of tweaks and adjustments to their original DURUS bot (Spectrum). Quoting Aaron Ames, director of Georgia Tech’s lab and engineering faculty:

Our robot is able to take much longer, faster steps than its flat-footed counterparts because it’s replicating human locomotion.

Quote: Engadget

To be honest, this latest robot both fascinates and worries me simultaneously. Science is going to great lengths to design robots that replicate human behavior. While I can certainly recognize the possible benefits this may offer to humanity, it also may hinder or threaten it.

Still, look at that swagger.


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