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Soon, robots may be able to mimic human gait

Scientists have developed a new robot that replicates normal human foot movements more closely than ever before. Researchers designing adult bipedal robots have faced a challenge in limitations in a robot’s walking pattern.

tech reviews Updated: Jun 03, 2013 23:29 IST

Scientists have developed a new robot that replicates normal human foot movements more closely than ever before. Researchers designing adult bipedal robots have faced a challenge in limitations in a robot’s walking pattern.

They have been looking for ways to improve on designs to have robots move more naturally. Researchers at the Humanoid Robotics Institute at Waseda University in Japan turned to their humanoid robot, WABIAN-2R (WAseda BIpedal humANoid - No 2 Refined).