TitleBiper 3 and Biper 4
PublisherThe Computer Museum
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
DescriptionA 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"