Thursday, September 6, 2012

Introducing World Record Breaker, Red Atom


Dubbed the 'Usain Bolt' of robots by the BBC, Red Atom, a robot created by Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Engineering staff and students broke the world record for sprints by covering over 6-metres in 32 seconds at the FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2012. Here's a video (above) showing how fast it runs.

The HuroCup competition requires humanoid robots to perform tasks such as sprinting, weight-lifting and obstacle runs. Sprinting requires precise balance and poise with each step as humanoid robots do not balance easily and are vulnerable to falls.

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