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
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- aluminium alloy, copper (alloy), electrical components, mahogany (wood), metal (unknown), nylon, paper (fibre product), pine (wood), plastic (unidentified), steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
overall: 1680 mm x 460 mm x 460 mm, 38 kg (estimated)
Without Mount: 1710 mm x 500 mm x 320 mm,
- Shadow Robot Company