Researchers at the University of Bremen, Germany have developed “iStruct” an apelike robot that is able to balance and walk on 4 as well as 2 feet.
The aim of the project is to develop a robotic system as well as biologically inspired structural components which, if applied to a robotic system, effectively improve its locomotion and mobility characteristics. All elements are designed and build as self-contained as possible decentralizing sensing, control and communication. The robot itself is supposed to be a test platform for foot and spine structures.
Transition from four to two feet