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For a fast walking robot combine a guinea hen with a cockroach

By Damir Beciri
One Comment28 December 2009

cockroach-and-guinea-henAfter writing about biomimicry of penguins, sharks, butterflies and bats, we’re going to write about cockroach biomimicry. Although the sight of a crawling cockroach dashing for cover may be repulsive, the insect is also a biological and engineering marvel. Cockroaches and guinea hens serve as bioinspiration to the researchers at Oregon State University where they… »


PETMAN – Boston Dynamics first anthropomorphic robot

By Damir Beciri
2 Comments3 November 2009

petman_concept3Boston Dynamics, makers of various robots, have announced their newest projects. One of the projects is their development of a bipedal humanoid robot called PETMAN (Protection Ensemble Test Mannequin). As part of a $26.3M Army contract, PETMAN will be the first human-like robot that moves dynamically as humans do. While we currently look to robots… »


BigDog – a rough-terrain robot

By Damir Beciri
One Comment8 May 2009

bigdog.jpgBigDog is a legged robot under development of BostonDynamics, with funding from DARPA. Their goal is to build unmanned legged vehicles with rough-terrain mobility superior to existing wheeled and tracked vehicles. The idea system would travel anywhere a person or animal could go using their legs, run for many hours at a time, and carry… »