Walking robots have always been popular and many people and companies have come up with innovative technologies to get that right balance in a robot. Walking robots have captured not just human imagination but also taken robotic innovations to new heights. Here is a list of some of the world?s fastest walking robots:
BiPed - it was made with an intention to provide the feeling of a human being. This robot had two legs and it uses them beautifully to walk. It could also run over small obstacles and was able to learn from its mistakes and evolve.
BiPed Robot V3 - this was an advanced version of the earlier BiPed. It also had two legs and it was able to walk with them but it had only 12 degree freedom. It was designed to walk just like any human being.
Cricket - it was simple in its design and was able to walk. It had the capacity to avoid the obstacles so that it would not fall easily.
18DOF hexapod walking robot - this robot was actually developed for the 'Harry Potter' series but later on it became independent of the association. It was made available in the market with a new V3 design.
DR. Robot - this is one of the most advanced walking robots and it has 24 degrees of freedom. It is controlled by an independent motor which is placed on its board. It has a microphone, a camera and a stereo system built in its body. This robot also has the capacity to identify a person, whom it had previously seen. It can read and it is also able to obey verbal commands. It has a wireless system and therefore it is able to connect with a computer.
These are just a few examples of walking robots. If you too want to build one you can get great tips for balance and motion from these case studies and make your robot too attain that degree of freedom. If might seem a difficult thing to achieve but if you can build a walking robot, you surely deserve to be proud of yourself.