Biped robot, designed by David Buckley and made by the Shadow Robotics Project Group, London, England, 1987-1997
This was one of the first robots outside of Japan to wobble forward on two legs. It was built in a London attic by a visionary group of amateur roboticists who wanted to build a robot that could walk by falling forward and catching itself – just like a human.
Though it only took a few small steps, the Bipedal Walker could keep its balance by using information from its sensors to tense or relax the 28 artificial muscles in its legs.
- Human Robotics
- Object Number:
- aluminium alloy, copper (alloy), electrical components, mahogany (wood), metal (unknown), nylon, paper (fibre product), pine (wood), plastic (unidentified), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
Without Mount: 1710 mm x 500 mm x 320 mm,
- Shadow Robot Company
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
View manifest in IIIF viewer
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.