• Apr 2, 2012
Walking is such a fundamental form of transportation that we often take it for granted. Teaching a robot to do it is another matter. The University of Michigan's MABEL bi-pedal robot can walk, run and respond to dynamic changes in terrain without tripping--just like us.



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      globaltrekkie
      • 2 Days Ago
      Anyone see the end of the newer Battlestar Galactica series? This is our past.
      • 2 Days Ago
      Cool. I want one!
      Chris
      • 2 Days Ago
      I've Fallen and I can't get up!!!
      drkmck
      • 2 Days Ago
      I love technology. The applications for this are wonderful. People who cannot walk might do so with assists from this techology. I just think it's amazing how these people can think these things up and bring them from imagination to a final product. Man can do such incredible things, what bright minds.
      • 2 Days Ago
      Cool. One more step towards helping paralyzed people walk again.
      nikescar
      • 2 Days Ago
      Another great show! Keep it guys.
      • 2 Days Ago
      There is no way in hell the that peace of junk could walk without that side bar what a peace of junk and a waste of money but now you see how they keep there 1% working we need to put a stop to stuff like this.
      alfredschrader
      • 2 Days Ago
      I worked on my first robo logic circuits in 1972, 40 years ago. Robots are going to be doing nearly all of it. Here is how Robo-burger works (the fastest, least expensive drive-thru you will ever encounter - I invented it). You pull up and scan your iCard. As you drive on there is a series of "ports". When you push the button, out shoots your food: hamburger, fries, shake, apple pie - all neatly pre-packed. However many you want, you press the button for. Then, drive away. No fumbling with change, no order errors by clerks, you get it and go.
      ajt1025
      • 2 Days Ago
      Just think no unemployment with these guys, just nuts and bolts
      • 2 Days Ago
      We were hit with a $500 insurance increase for my wife's Honda. Both of us have a perfect driving record with no claims ever. Shocked by this increase I went online to get some quotes for her car. The two sites I first visited were actually more expensive than our new rate, but then I found ( http://bit.ly/SaveonInsurance ) I got a quote within minutes and ended up saving over $300 on our car insurance!
      sylvabugg2
      • 2 Days Ago
      Now if they just put as much thought and effort into ending world hunger as they do into this kind of crap, the world would be much better off.
        carloarnone
        • 2 Days Ago
        @sylvabugg2
        Wow, your clueless
        pnut166
        • 2 Days Ago
        @sylvabugg2
        Maybe it`ll lead to robots that can garden, dummy.
        alfredschrader
        • 2 Days Ago
        @sylvabugg2
        The robots are going to end world hunger. I already invented a solar fractionation system that turns sea water into fresh ag water - enough to irrigate all of the desrts on Earth. Right now, if you call the Dish Network help line you get a functioning robot that understands your voice and words and instructs you on how to fix your satellite system. Soon, when you go into any service business, you will be dealing with a robot that understands you, not a human. Most of the computer you are reading this on was built by robots.
        laupan111
        • 2 Days Ago
        @sylvabugg2
        pretty soon the robots will be doing everything...and then we will have even more unemployed.
      venters172
      • 2 Days Ago
      i'll believe the technology when i see it WITHOUT the boom.
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