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SupraPeds: Humanoid contact-supported locomotion for 3-D unstructured environments

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Humanoid robots have potential to use human-scale furniture, ladders, vehicles, etc. However, they still cannot negotiate the disaster-like terrains. The idea of SupraPeds is to increase the locomotion stability by incorporating a pair of actuated smart staffs with vision and force sensing that transforms biped humanoids into multi-legged robots.

Credit: Credit: Oussama Khatib, Stanford University; Shuyun Chung, Stanford University

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