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Robot gymnast does Kovacs, triple backflip, and sticks the landing

October 24, 2013

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!



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