Super Mechano Boy, developed at TITECH Yamakita Lab, was able to stay in an upright position on the horizontal bar for up to a minute
TITECH Yamakita Lab developed an acrobat robot called Super Mechano Boy circa 1999
Hinamitetu's Horizontal Bar Gymnast Robot "sticks" a perfect landing
After years of trial and error, a Japanese hobbyist has built a gymnast robot that can perform a somersault off a horizontal bar in his living room and stick the landing. The man, who goes by the handle Hinamitetu on YouTube, built the first version of the robot out of boredom after being laid off from a job back in 2010. Since then, the robot has gone through twelve revisions. Although somewhat crudely made, the robot incorporates sensors to automatically clamp onto the bar, and an accelerometer to determine when to let go.
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