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Two new videos show progress with humanoid robots

April 5, 2013


Boston Dynamics has clothed their Petman humanoid robot to test hazardous conditions and to be able to detect chemicals leaking through the suit. 

COMAN, modeled on a 4-year-old child, from the Italian Institute of Technology, has a new video showing how COMAN’s variable stiffness joints which use series elastic actuators improve the safety and make the robot compliant with being pushed around yet staying on its feet.

Frank Tobe
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Frank Tobe is the owner and publisher of The Robot Report, and is also a panel member for Robohub's Robotics by Invitation series.

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