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featherless biped

A humorous and somewhat belittling alternative term for a human being. But he, like most other featherless bipeds, was quick to place his own safety and comfort as his primary concern.
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Kim, "Energy-efficient gait planning and control for biped robots utilizing vertical body motion and allowable zmp region," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol.
The dynamical model was derived from the biped robot Hidroid, [18] which include the dynamic parameters to calculate the inertia matrix and vector of forces.
The other biped trackway, LS7F, is characterized as tridactyl, mesaxonic, with broad heel impression and short digit impressions.
Design and Implementation of a Closed-Loop Static Balance System for the YICAL Leg 2 Biped.
Torso Inclination Enables Faster Walking in a Planar Biped Robot With Passive Ankles.
That is how we started to develop the new walking biped robots such as the HRP series.
Obtain a dynamic balancing is the general objective in bipedal robotics, since this type of balance prevents the imminent fall of biped robot when it is subject to large disturbances and therefore, allows it to interact on irregular terrain; in the article by Zheng and Shen (1990) it proposes a scheme to facilitate the robot to climb sloping surfaces; detecting the terrain slope with force sensors under feet, and compensates it by generating the appropriate motor movements.
And although Aristotle is less than explicit on this point, we are made to believe that essentially the same solution applies in the case of man, defined as biped animal.
Jih-Gau Juang (5) developed a technique based on artificial intelligence for a 5 DOF biped robot for the trajectory control.
Before he can celebrate his newly found wealth, he has an unexpected visitor--a biped, cat-like creature who takes advantage of Holloway's kindness and moves its family into his cabin.
Headless, with only a torso and two arms and legs, Atlas is an update to Petman, the company's biped, lower body robot developed for the Army to test chemical weapons protective suits.
The biped creature belonged to the alvarezsauroids, a branch of the "theropod" family of carnivorous dinosaurs.
SAVVY TRAVELER SAYS Ditch the drive over the pass to wine country and taste as any biped should: on foot.
FBX enables exchange of Maya full-body inverse kinematics (FBIK) character rigs and 3ds Max Biped character rigs with MotionBuilder, import/export of Mudbox data to Maya and 3ds Max scenes, as well as the exchange of 3D data with other Autodesk and certain other third-party applications.