This biologically accurate set of robotic legs comprises simplified versions of the human neural, musculoskeletal and sensory feedback systems
The robotic legs are to provide an insight into how humans learn to walk
The robotic legs walk with a recognizably human gait
Moving forwards on two legs is one thing, walking with a recognizably human gait is quite another. While most humanoids have mastered the former, the latter is beyond the reach of most bipedal robots (though some are doing a good job at it) ... and there is a good reason for that. Recreating the way humans walk takes recreating the entire walking apparatus, complete with the skeletal, muscular and neural systems. That’s exactly what a group of researchers from the University of Arizona have done, creating what is reportedly the most biologically accurate set of robotic legs to ever walk the planet.
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