iCub Balancing On One Foot While Interacting With Humans




This video shows the latest results achieved in the whole-body control of the iCub, the humanoid robot developed by the Italian Institute of Technology. In particular, it shows the performances of the balancing controller when the robot stands on one foot. The knowledge of the robot dynamics and the measurement of the external perturbations allow for safely interacting with humans as well as controlling highly dynamic motions.

The control of the robot is achieved by regulating the interaction forces between the robot and its surrounding environment. In particular, the force and torque exchanged between the robot’s foot and the floor is regulated so that the robot keeps its balance even when strongly perturbed.

These new capacities will be pivotal when iCub will cohabitate with human beings in domestic environments. The results have been achieved by the researches working at the Italian Institute of Technology and, in particular, by those funded by the European Projects CoDyCo and Koroibot with Dr. Francesco Nori as principal investigator.
Read More: codyco.eu & icub.org
iCub Philosophy, Some History & Recent Results – video lecture by Prof. Giorgio Metta
Future Robots & Robotics Books
Artificial Intelligence News & AI Books
Robots for the Home

iCub Balancing On One Foot While Interacting With Humans, Futuristic Robots, CoDyCo, Koroibot, Robotics, Francesco Nori, Future Technology


More Posts:

How Will Be The World In 2020?
Daimler: Networking System For Cars
Quick-Charging Batteries For Electric Automobiles And Portable Electronics Applications
NASA: Giant Space Telescopes Built In Orbit
Futuristic Ecologic Aircraft Needs Less Energy To Travel
Commercial Moon Lander Unveiled by Moon Express
The World's First Full HD 360° Camera by GIROPTIC
3D-Printed Material Can Carry 160,000 Times Its Own Weight
Hoverboard ArcaBoard
Coradia iLint - The World’s First Hydrogen Train