Walking Robots Trek with Poles

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Humans have had a lot of practice walking around on two legs. Robots have not, which isn't their fault! Stanford researchers at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) this year presented the concept of  SupraPed robots. Using smart poles to steady themselves, these robots can navigate through cluttered and unstructured environments such as disaster sites.

SupraPed Robot on Rough Terrain Simulation

Source: IEEE Spectrum

Image:  Stanford AI Lab


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