Aerial Biped Robot
Quadcopter drones are nothing new, but this is the first to be used in this way, or so we’ve seen. Called the “Aerial-Biped,” it was designed by researchers at the University of Tokyo, and uses a quadcopter to help reduce gravity, thus staying upright on on its thin flamingo-like legs. “We aim to develop a biped robot that has the ability to display desired motions, including various dances, in addition to walking…by enabling movements that have been impossible due to the constraints of the mechanisms,” said University of Tokyo’s lead project researcher Azumi Maekawa.



University of Tokyo’s Azumi Maekawa, the lead researcher responsible for designing Aerial-Biped, says that this method of locomotion may be interesting, but it’s not exactly practical. For example, Aerial-Biped wouldn’t be useful for delivering packages or search-and-rescue operations.

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