Disney Stickman Robot

Human performers spent thousands of years developing acrobatic techniques, but at the same time, robots have started to become more mobile and autonomous, enabling them to imitate these stunts in dramatic ways. Meet “Stickman”. Disney’s latest simple 2° of freedom robot that uses a gravity-driven pendulum launch and produces a variety of somersaulting stunts. It features an IMU and a laser range-finder to estimate its state mid-flight and actuates to change its motion both on and and off the pendulum. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a bizarre dual iPhone case.

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