Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

KURMET Bipedal Robot Jumps Like a Frog, But Isn’t Green

 |  |  |  |  May 13, 2011


The fact that I am creeped out more than a grown man should be by some robots is well established. Hector did me in as a kid. There is more than a little creepy to KURMET for me – it’s the blue knob feet I think. That and I could just see waking up to this lower torso hopping back and forth over my bed, wearing some crazy doctor’s head.

This Bipedal robot is roughly human-sized and is designed to run and jump. It was created by researchers at Ohio State University and the University of Notre Dame. The bot was designed for repeatable and controllable jumping motion. That long boom you see is there to stabilize the bot and apparently isn’t needed for the actual jumping.

I guess it’s sort of like a robot training wheel, only it’s not a wheel. In the future, the researchers hope to push the boundaries of programming so KURMET can do more than just running and jumping. They want it to play hopscotch and do flips. I’d be more impressed if it could double-dutch.

[via Spectrum]



A Brief History of the Devil

A Brief History of the Devil

Mix Tape Sponges

Mix Tape Sponges

Crystal Head Vodka Pride Bottle

Crystal Head Vodka Pride Bottle

BMW M Motorsports Introduces the BMW M4 GT3 Race Car

BMW M Motorsports Introduces the BMW M4 GT3 Race Car

Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition Celebrates a Winning Racing Season

Corvette Stingray IMSA GTLM Championship Edition Celebrates a Winning Racing Season

Czinger 21C Hypercar Runs the Quarter-mile in  8.1 Seconds

Czinger 21C Hypercar Runs the Quarter-mile in 8.1 Seconds

Advertisement