|1. The University of
South Denmark has a 7 DOF walker. They have several videos
on their site too. The walker was built by Henrick Lund, Soren
Jensen & Soren Theodorsen. It stands about 56 cm = 22 inches
|2. The University of Brussels in Belgium has a bipedal walking robot project
underway. This project is being lead by Prof. D. Lefeber of the Mutlibody Mechanics
Research Group of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Their robot is called
"Lucy". It is 150 cm tall and weighs 30 Kg.
<= NEW picture of Lucy 08/18/2003
|3. The National University of Singapore has a bipedal walking robot project
underway. This project is being lead by Prof. C.M. Chew of the Mechanical
Engineering Department. Their robot has 12 DOF and
stands 1.2 meters tall. It is driven by DC motors.
|4. Halmstad University in Sweden has had a bipedal walker project underway for about a
year. Its a Master's thesis project with 4 students working on it. It has 16 degrees
of freedom and is powered by RC servos. It appears to be about 18" tall and 6"
Its called Elvira.
|5. Uppsala University in Sweden has a bipedal walker project underway. The
university is hoping to participate in the Robocup
2002 in Fukuoka, Japan this June 19 - June 25, 2002.
|6. The University of Illinois has a biped walker project going on
at the Urbana-Champaign campus. It was built by Lloyd Buck and Kitirat Jungpakdee. They
call it Bijimeny.
|7. Tony Padgett has built a bipedal
walker at the University of Florida.
|8. Dr. G.A.Medrano-Cerda sent me an email about the biped
walker which they are building at the University of Salford in the UK
Their robot is called "Lady Salford". It can walk up or down stairs.
Soon they will have video clips on their website. It has 8 DOF.
Lady Salford - 188KB
I recently received another email from D. Akdas, grad student of
Prof. Medrano-Cerda, who let me know that they have started another project called
"Gonzalez" which will have 12 DOF and will be able to walk forward, backward,
sideways, and up or down small steps.
|9. There is a European walker project going on in France called
BIP. The BIP project of INRIA
no longer exists. The research on the biped robots is now carried out
by the BIPOP project.
<= New picture 8/18/2003
|10. At the University of Hannover in Germany, they have a bipedal robot project called BART.
|11. At the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, they are
working on several bipedal robot projects at the Delft Biped Lab. Shown
below is "The World's Most Energy Efficient Robot". Richard van der Linde built
it. Its called BAPS after
his girlfriend. She must be really thin! He is using artificial muscles.
|12. IIS BioBots is building
Biologically inspired robots. They use artificial muscles and are developing some anthropomorphic robots .
|13. Yobotics which is an offshoot
from the MIT leg laboratory, is marketing the M2 walker which was developed at MIT.
|14. The University of New Hampshire has numerous robot projects. This
includes a bipedal robot which can actually walk. They have several movies on their
|15. Alexander Vogler from Vienna, Austria has a very nice bipedal android
which he calls V-3. Its about 12" or 30cm tall and weighs 1.2 Kg. It has 12 DOF. You
will find many pictures and movies on his site.
Alex now has another robot which he calls HR-V1. Upper
body with ball bearing joints and a vision-system as head. Designed
for combination with a revised version of V-3. WOW! He
will have a full android when they are combined! You can contact
Alex at email@example.com
|16. Jonathan Remba from DeLaSalle University in the
city of Leon in Mexico sent me an email about his biped. His
project is sponsored by a research center called CIATEQ an advanced
technology center in the city of Queretaro in Mexico. His biped
uses servos too. His
site is in Spanish (of course). (* NEW *)
Other Bipedal Resources
1. Karsten Burns at the University of Karlsruhe has researched all the walking
machines in the world and has produced a walking
|2. Karsten Burns also has an extensive historical
list of bipedal walking machines.
|3. A group in Korea has done a VERY nice reformat of Karsten's catalog.
They have lots of THUMBS.
Kajita who works in the Robotics
Department of the Mechanical
Engineering Lab of AIST which is part of MITI, has collected his own list of worldwide
biped research sites.
|5. Here is a large bibliography of
papers and articles dealing with bipedal research from the University of
||6. Herr Ziegler at the University of Dortmund (Germany) has built
an excellent site dealing exclusively with 2-legged
|7. Here is the legged robot
builder website. This site, built by Dennis H. Evans, offers quite a selection of
resources for the legged robot builder.