This Humanoid Robot Uses Walking Sticks To Climb Over Rubble

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supraped2-1404879844196 Oussama Khatib Shu-Yun Chung have brought us the SupraPed. Khatib and Chung, researchers at Stanford, are working on a system to allow bipedal robots extra stability by giving them a pair of walking sticks. Unlike us weak humans, however, the robots will bend and twist in all sorts of ways to get across chasms or over large obstacles.
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