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Oh, it's bipedal, alright, but those legs are not quite human. In fact, I think that it walks just like the aliens in that 1996 movie 'The Arrival' (Read
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|"He may have a reverse joint but its in a similar location as the hip joint which allows similar movements. So it's hind end is a little more square than ours. Who cares, right? This looks very good, I especially like the heal-toe steps. Very few robots pull it off and even fewer do it in normal shoes. Many robots cheat in order to perform a walking like motion, this one doesn't seem to which is a step forward in my book."
(Brandon 10/27/2009 8:16:15 AM)
|"It walks like an AT-ST"
(Nyborg 10/27/2009 4:15:37 PM)
|"Yeah, I think that extra joint is intended to be a simple means of simulating the rather complex joints, orientation, and movement of the hips."
(Aurrin 11/9/2009 11:26:05 PM)
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