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iCub performing highly dynamic Tai Chi while interacting with humans

curated by | July 30, 2016

“This video shows the latest results on the whole-body control of humanoid robots achieved by the Dynamic Interaction Control Lab at the Italian Institute of Technology. The control of the robot is achieved by regulating the interaction forces between the robot and its surrounding environment. The force and torque exchanged between the robot’s feet and the floor is regulated so that the robot keeps its balance even when strongly perturbed.”

John Payne’s insight:
Purists might complain that what’s shown isn’t recognizably Tai Chi, to which I’d add "yet". If iCub can do this, how much harder could it be to get it to do a nearly perfect long form?

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