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Tag: Movement

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements

AMBER 2 Robot Mimics Human Foot Movements
We all know that humanoid robots roaming the streets aren’t that far away, but there are still plenty of kinks to be worked out of the designs. The AMBER 2 Robot does its best to emulate human foot movements, with the goal of making a machine that can walk on all sorts of terrain.

Jumping and Rolling Robot Can Handle Any Terrain

Jumping and Rolling Robot Can Handle Any Terrain
Rhodri Armour, a PhD student from the University of Bath, has invented a robot that he hopes will be a model for future space exploration and land surveying robots. Called the Jollbot, it’s a spherical robot that rolls over smooth terrain and jumps “like a grasshopper” when it encounters obstacles.
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Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d

Zcam Tracks Gamer Movements and Images in 3d
Taking a page from systems like the Sony EyeToy and the Nintendo Wii control scheme, this new camera from Israel’s 3DV Systems could bring gaming interaction to a whole new level. The company’s recently revealed ZCam is capable of not only capturing gamers’ most intricate gestures, but detecting full-body movements in three dimensions, without the need for the player to hold a controller.

Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500

Robophilo: Humanoid Robot for Under $500
RoboPhilo is a compact personal robot that offers a level of sophistication you usually don’t find in robots for under $1000, let alone in one that costs less than 500 clams.   The humanoid ‘bot comes “ready to walk,” which means you won’t have to spend hours putting together the intricate servos and wiring that might have to with other hobby robots.
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