Amazing and Oddly Funny Humanoid robot design (Video)

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Dauto-san is a top humanoid robot builder that consistently captures high standings in Robo-Fight, ROBO-ONE, and other Japanese competitive robot competitions. He is also the absolute best, in our personal opinion, at the challenging game of Robot Billiards.

He's not afraid to try some new approach with his robot designs. Some of them work, others don't, but he keeps trying and constantly improving. His latest design, which you can see in operation in the video below, initially made us chuckle. No, that's not quite right. We almost doubled over laughing.

Yet, when the initial laughter stopped, and we had a minute or two to digest what he had done with the robots lower half, we were totally amazed. It's a really  unconventional approach the provides greater stability and more DOF. And, surprisingly enough, it seems to fit within the basic humanod robot competition specifications. Brilliant, absolutely, brilliant.


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2 comments

  1. No doubt this design could easily defy gravity when jumping! I’m wondering how able it is to get up from laying on his stomach or back – given servo range limitations and bracket collisions.
    Looks like he ran out of servos? …the two brackets in the (I’m assuming) front are empty :-)

  2. Hi Matt,

    > I’m wondering how able it is to
    > get up from laying on his
    > stomach or back – given servo
    > range limitations and bracket
    > collisions.

    He doesn’t show that, so it could be a problem. Still, it might use the splits approach to standing back up rather than a front or back motion. Some of the builders seem to favor the splits move, and it might work well with this design.

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