Tag: Walking

Science Explains: Why do we keep making robots that look like people?

Science Explains: Why do we keep making robots that look like people?

There are thousands of science fiction stories about robots who are “more human than human.” But what is it that drives us to make machines that look like us? It certainly isn’t easy. One of the hardest parts is giving humanoid robots something that we humans take for granted, our ability to walk on two …

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Honda Walking Assist Device Prototype #DigInfo

Honda Walking Assist Device Prototype #DigInfo

On November 7, Honda unveiled a prototype walking assist device that helps support the bodyweight of the user. The new walking assist device reduces the load on leg muscles and joints in the hip, knees, and ankles by supporting a portion of the person’s bodyweight. The device has a simple structure consisting of a seat, …

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