Robot Developed That Can Walk Like A Human (VIDEO)

A robotic set of legs that is able to fully model walking, in a biologically accurate manner, has been produced by a group of US researchers. And may bolster theories of how babies learn to walk, as well as helping to understand how spinal-cord-injury patients can recover the ability to walk. Co-author of the study, Dr Theresa Klein, said: Interestingly, we were able to produce a walking gait, without balance, which mimicked human walking with only a simple half-centre controlling the hips and a set of reflex responses controlling the lower limb. The researchers, from the University of Arizona, hypothesize that babies start off with a simple half-centre, similar to the one developed in this robot, and over time they learn a network for a more complex walking pattern.

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