Bipedal Robot Masters Balancing Like a Human

Humans have evolved to be excellent bipedal walkers. But a lot of what goes into walking is automatic, such as balance and avoiding obstacles. For example, when you’re walking in a crowded place, you typically aren't thinking directly about how to avoid bumping into other people and objects. Humans are built to use a gamut of complex skill sets that enable us to execute these types of seemingly simple motions. Human-like balance has been the ambition of many engineers and researchers, and...