Bipedal robot training to become world’s fastest

What is as tall as a human, has the legs of a bird, and can’t think for itself?

ATRIAS, which stands for Assume The Robot Is A Sphere, is currently being designed by researchers in the Dynamic Robotics Laboratory at Oregon State University to become the fastest bipedal robot in the world. The robot is modeled after the fastest two-legged runners in nature: birds, specifically ones that spend most of their time on the ground, such as chickens.

“When this robot gets up to speed for walking, not even running yet, it will be the fastest bipedal robot in the world,” Jonathan Hurst, an associate professor and robotic expert in the OSU College of Engineering, told KGW News. READ MORE.