RunningMan, Non-Geometric Gait, Walking Robot

RunningMan (2003) Vision system, color-recognition algorithms & CPG gait tuning: Peter Asaro.
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A short video produced for Iguana Robotics, Inc. It features a biped robot constrained by a radial arm apparatus with 2-degrees of freedom. The robot utilizes a central pattern generator (CPG) to generate its walking motion, and is able to modulate its gait, and thereby the length of its strides. The video demonstrates the robot's vision system, which uses a color analysis and recognition algorithm to identify foot placement positions and modulate its gait and stride to land on these positions. The robot is shown using this vision system to navigate across a set of irregularly spaced sticks on end.