Robots that can run

First they make a robot that seems, though they deny this, like it will feed on humans. Then they make a robot that runs like a human. What will they think of next? And who are they, anyway?

Toyota’s most recent humanoid robot prototype (one of many partner robots the automotive giant is developing) stands 130cm tall and weighs 50Kgr. Its legs have 7 degrees of freedom and it can run at an average speed of 7 km/h

Honda has one too. Details here.

Comments

  1. #1 gruebait
    August 3, 2009

    meh.
    At that speed, you don’t even have to be faster than the guy you’re with.

    You should have a ROTM category.

  2. #2 mk
    August 4, 2009

    That is at once cool as all get-out and creepy!