MABEL running around the test track at the U-M lab
MABEL the robot can run with a human-like gait at speeds of up to 10.9 km/h
MABEL in 2008 with K. Sreenath, H.W. Park, I. Poulakakis and J. Grizzle
Although Honda’s ASIMO has been running around at speeds of up to 6 km/h (3.7 mph) since 2004, his style is more of a fast sneak than a true running action. Getting bipedal robot like ASIMO to run like a human is no easy feat - as C-3PO is sure to attest – but researchers in a University of Michigan (U-M) lab have done just that with a bipedal robot called MABEL. The researchers believe that MABEL, which can reach a peak pace of 10.9 km/h (6.8 mph), is the world’s fastest bipedal robot with knees.
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