Robot gymnast does Kovacs, triple backflip, and sticks the landing
YouTube user Hinamitetu has continued his amazing progress on robotic gymnastics. The latest… well, never mind, just watch the video:
This robot uses a new trick to achieve the amazingly precise timing needed for such feats: it has eyes (light sensors) that keep track of a bar of lights on the floor. This is not so different from human gymnasts, who would find their routines much more challenging blindfolded; but it’s a first for robot gymnasts. (See earlier reports on the same builder’s amazing work.)
Now we just need a Robot Olympics that includes gymnastics, so we can give this guy a gold medal!