Bipedal robot has a spring in its step

This week’s video shows the strides being made by engineers in replicating human gait in bipedal robots.


This week’s video shows the strides being made by engineers in replicating human gait in bipedal robots.

This particular bipedal robot has been dubbed ATRIAS – Assume The Robot Is A Sphere – by its creators at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Oregon State University.

According to the team, ATRIAS has three motors in each leg, with two of the motors acting directly on the two leg springs. The third motor ensures lateral stability.

Trials showed that it walks three times more efficiently than other human-sized biped robots.