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OutRunner - The World's Fastest Robot

OutRunner - The World's Fastest Robot | Robotics | Scoop.it

Florida-based company Robotics Unlimited has made a new robot called OutRunner. The company claims it is the world's fastest robot.

 

These robots are biologically-inspired; they emulate the behavior of legged animals by reproducing their step pattern and having a similar mass/length distribution. By having a center of mass lower than the leg axis of rotation, OutRunner robots exploit a buoyancy effect, making them inherently stable and eliminating the need for expensive sensors and complex control algorithms.

 

Energy efficiency is achieved by exploiting the same feature observed in legged animals; using legs as an energy storage system allows for fluctuation and conservation (and not losses) of potential and kinetic energy during running.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, May 27, 2014 2:53 AM

An interesting advance in robotics - a robot that can actually run - not out of a large university but the result of some genius thinking by a few young guys...

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Ringing in the Future | Technology Trends

Ringing in the Future | Technology Trends | Robotics | Scoop.it
Surrounded by industry insiders and company executives, with all the pageantry of high finance historical firsts, Universal Robots' UR5 robot arm rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ last night – the first non-human hand to ever yield such...

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At the Core of Robotics Excitement

At the Core of Robotics Excitement | Robotics | Scoop.it
Join Gael Langevin, along with Greg Perry of My Robot Lab, and Chuck Fletcher, director of technology at the Wonderfactory, for another installment of Robot Hacks Wednesday, Nov.

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