Humanoid Robot nowadays on television a foreword by Thomas Christaller A standard works – the first time in German translation! Humanoid roboter, nowadays on television or at exhibitions sees running around, as if they were people and impress us with various art pieces. There are certainly many people who are interested in how these movements can be realized. The aim of this book is to answer these questions. The proposed theories and techniques are used to Humanoid roboter HRP-2 to move. In principle, the same basic techniques with the famous HONDA of ASIMO or Sony’s QRIO by. By leaves of the book you will find that the content is by no means easy. Continue reading

A robot to test techniques swimming animals

Robot MadeleineTo compare the energy costs of different techniques animal swims, American engineers have developed a robot swimmer style turtle Wednesday. This robot swimmer was named Madeleine by its designers of Vassar College in New York. Its shape and its measurements are comparable to those of a sea turtle It measures 80 cm long and 30 cm wide and weighs 24 kg. Thanks to him, U.S. scientists have studied the energy cost of different techniques of swimming. Madeleine is equipped with four fins, which can be activated independently. The researchers were able to compare the modes of propulsion involving two or four fins. Conclusion: with four fins active, acceleration and braking are better. Continue reading