Four-Legged Robo-Ape Stands Up & Balances on Two Feet

Researchers from the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the University of Bremen have developed the IStruct Demonstrator, a four-legged, ape-like robot capable of walking on four legs and standing upright. Most multi-legged robots are equipped with single-point-contact feet for the sake of simplicity in design and control. This battery-powered robo-ape has actuated multi-point-contact feet with multiple sensors and a flexible, actuated spinal column.