Since humans have mastered the concept of robots, we have wanted to imagine them as walking human figures. But getting a robot to walk like a human is not an easy task, and even the best robot will end up with the hobbled gait of Honda Asimo instead of the graceful posture of a ballerina. Only in recent years, walking robots have matured, and then they are not imitating human gait, but something more similar to birds.
We have seen it in the Boston Dynamics model and now also in the self-balancing biped robot developed by Oregon State University Has demonstrated its ability by completing 5 kilometers of unassisted running Use its machine learning skills to teach yourself to run from scratch. This is believed to be the first time that a robot has achieved such a feat without being programmed for a specific task.
The university’s public relations article envisions an era when walking robots of this type are becoming commonplace and humans interact with them every day. We can of course see that they can perform a large number of autonomous outdoor tasks. These tasks may be difficult for wheeled robots, so they may have a bright future. After watching the video below the break time, decide for yourself.