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- Tedrake, Russ, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Science 2005 v.307 no.5712 pp. 1082-1085
- controllers; energy; gravity; humans; locomotion; models; robots
- ... Passive-dynamic walkers are simple mechanical devices, composed of solid parts connected by joints, that walk stably down a slope. They have no motors or controllers, yet can have remarkably humanlike motions. This suggests that these machines are useful models of human locomotion; however, they cannot walk on level ground. Here we present three robots based on passive-dynamics, with small active ...