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Meet MABEL: World's Fastest Two-Legged Robot With Knees

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Image of MABEL, a bipedal robot.

The bipedal robot MABEL runs more quickly and smoothly than any robot of its kind.

Credit: Marcin Szczepanski, University of Michigan


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Screenshot of robot MABEL running at a record-setting pace for robots with knees.

View a video of MABEL running at a record-setting pace for robots with knees.

Credit: Koushil Sreenath, Hae-Won Park, Jessy Grizzle: University of Michigan - College of Engineering

 

Screenshot of robot MABEL's first attempt to walk over uneven ground.

View a video of MABEL's first attempt to walk over uneven ground. In the course of the experiment, MABEL trips and falls. She received many get well wishes from viewers.

Credit: Hae-Won Park, Koushil Sreenath, Jessy Grizzle: University of Michigan - College of Engineering

 

Photo of Alireza Ramezani, Hae-Won Park, Koushil Sreenath and Jessy Grizzle.

The MABEL Team: Alireza Ramezani, Hae-Won Park, Koushil Sreenath and Jessy Grizzle.

Credit: Martin Vloet, University of Michigan


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Illustration of the robot, ATRIAS.

MABEL's successor, named ATRIAS, is currently being built.

Credit: Doctoral student Jesse Grimes and Prof. Jonathan Hurst, Oregon State University


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