Artifact Details

Title

Biper 3 and Biper 4

Catalog Number

102723519

Type

Still image

Date

ca. 1988

Publisher

The Computer Museum

Place of Publication

Boston, MA

Description

A part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots

Text from Robot Slide Series insert -
"These small robots were designed to explore balance and bipedal locomotion. The Biper 3 used movements of tipping and acceleration to keep its balance while walking. Unlike other bipedal robots, this machine had no knee joints and it's ankle joints were not powered. Biper 4 had joints in its legs, but needed large ski-like feet to stay upright. Developed by Hirofumi Miura and Isao Shimoyama; on loan from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan"

Category

Slide