Late last year we saw some photos of the HRP-4C walking outside. It’s taken several months, but researchers at AIST (Japan’s Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) have finally posted a video of the experiment online. This isn’t anywhere near as impressive as Boston Dynamics’ all-terrain BigDog, but it’s still quite unusual to see a humanoid walking around outside the lab. The robot makes use of an inverted pendulum control model to maintain its equilibrium. In the 2nd part of the video, you can easily see the gradation in the concrete that might throw a lesser robot off balance.
via [S_Kajita @ Twitter (JP)]