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April 22, 2014

Sand and Rocks Are No Barrier

A few weeks ago, I was strolling with my family on a beach (in beautiful Rarotonga, if you must know, though only because our plane stopped there on the way to somewhere else).  I was musing about robots, as usual, and my wife says, “You know what would really be impressive?  If robots could walk […]

April 2, 2014

Gargoyle KID wins Kondo Battle 14

The 14th “Kondo Battle” event took place at Galaxcity museum in Tokyo on March 29th, 2014.  In the open (custom bot design) class, it came down to Gargoyle KID (silver and black) vs. Chromkid (green highlights): The winner was Gargoyle KID.

February 13, 2014

Humanoid Robot Drags a Load

Dr. Guero, the amazing Japanese hobby roboticist who recently demonstrated biped walking over rough terrain, is back with a new video.  This one demonstrates his steadfast robot doggedly pulling a heavy crate — and automatically adjusting its gait as more weight is added.

February 6, 2014

Hobby Humanoid Tackles Tough Terrain

Japanese hobby robotics Dr. Guero (aka “Dr. GIY”) has impressed us before with his robot’s humanlike gait, as well as the some more artistic work.  Now he’s posted a new video that takes it to a whole new level, in which his robot is challenged to walk on gravel, sand, and other rough terrain.

June 11, 2013

Hobby Humanoid Hikes Like a Human

Famous Japanese robot hobbyist Dr. Guero has posted a new video showing an advanced walking gait that looks remarkably humanlike.  Not only does it look great, but it’s clearly effective too: the robot covers ground quickly, and does it all using much smaller feet than the standard robot klonkers.

October 21, 2012

Tightrope-Walking Biped

Robots-Dreams has shared an amazing video showing Primer-V4, an amazing biped robot built by Dr. Guero in Japan, walking a tightrope. This is no smoke & mirrors trick — the robot really is balancing itself, shifting its center of gravity using its arms just like a human tightrope walker.