The branch of robotics that aims to recreate quadrupeds and bipeds capable of moving in a realistic way is very active, we think, for example, the unit of Boston Dynamics, the robot Spots that we have extensively on our pages.
If there is one aspect that in the past has put in crisis the researchers and only in recent years has been much improved, is that of”balance, it is in fact a very complex body, which allows it to move without falling even in the face of stress. If up to now the robots have been able to maintain balance on a surface of the base rather broad, things could soon improve.
Encouraging results come from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), who apparently was able to realize a controller robotic very refined, thanks to it is possible to maintain the balance of a unit, even in very complex situations, such as narrow passages and strong stresses.
In digital simulation, the controller has enabled a robot 90 kilograms to cross a wide bridge only six inches. As demonstrated by the test visible in the video, the unit test with controller is able to maintain balance on two feet even when it undergoes the pressures of a certain intensity. It is a concrete project and of global interest, the technology developed by IIT may in fact find applications in an increasing number of robotic applications, also for third party companies who wish to use it for.
The team responsible for the development of the IIT wanted to detail her research in an article published on arXiv, for in-depth information is available in the SOURCE.