Let's Make Robots!

Acroban robot

Wow! I just came across this recent work from a research lab in France. As you can see in the video, the robot moves a bit like a child -- it's pretty cute.

Their robot has structural stability due in large part to their use of *drumroll* rubber bands! I like that their components are cheap and off-the-shelf. It would be cool to try and reverse engineer it... or I guess we could just ask them for the schematics... hmm...

Of course, some people still find it creepy. One girl told me it was as scary as puppets.

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That's pretty awesome. The walking ability is pretty slow, but that stability the responces it gives to stimulai, that's pretty epic.


I do belive I want one :D

Nice.......... @1.52 into film i was gobsmacked when the robot turned its head to look at the hand of person - this Humanoid was programmed by no ordinary programmer ..... looks like its programmed with compassion.

The feedback with the servos ....... i would like to learn more about that......

I noticed that as well. It looks at the person taking its hand then looks forward... kind of scary :-)
Amazing stability!

That`s awesome. Creepy awesome. It looks pretty simple to make, I think the amazing part is the software and how it really does act like a 2 year old.