Disney’s Stickman is a Headless Acrobatic Robot

Published by , May 28, 2018 12:36 pm

(TechCrunch) Disney Research’s Stickman robot is essentially one long limb, capable of acrobatic maneuvers. Stickman, detailed in a new paper from DR titled “Towards a Human Scale Acrobatic Robotic,” has two degrees of freedom and a pendulum it uses to launch itself in the air after swinging on a rope. The relatively simple robot tucks and folds, somersaulting in the air before landing on the padding below.
“Stickman emulates the behavior of human performers using a very limited set of sensing and actuation capabilities,” the team writes in the paper.

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