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Robotics Hardware

MABEL Robot Runs Like a Human 130

Posted by samzenpus
from the I-wanna-run-like-you-hoo-hoo dept.
MrSeb writes "Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a running, obstacle-scaling robot. This robot, which is called MABEL (not an acronym), is capable of running at speeds of up to 3.06 meters per second, or 6.8 mph. Physically she is very similar to a human — a heavy torso, and light, springed legs that act as load balancers and shock absorbers — and with a clever feedback system, MABEL even runs like a human, spending 40% of her time three or four inches off the ground."

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MABEL Robot Runs Like a Human

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