Delft University's planar running robot Phides captured in still images
Delft University's planar biped Leo improved its walking gait using reinforcement learning
Delft University's planar running robot Phides can reach speeds of 2.2 mph with a flight phase of 54 percent of each stride
Delft University's planar running robot Phides employs the fiberglass leaf springs from a crossbow in its design
Leo and Phides – two planar biped robots built at the Delft University of Technology – are walking and running, respectively. Leo improved its walking gait through reinforcement learning, which shapes behavior by rewarding success and punishing failure. Phides, the running robot, has achieved an impressive flight phase (the period in a running stride in which both feet are off the ground). Watch the robots in action after the break.
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