TitleTitan II Quadraped
PublisherThe Computer Museum
Place of PublicationBoston, MA
DescriptionA part of the The Computer Museum Slide Series Five: Robots
Text from Robot Slide Series insert -
"Developed by Shigeo Hirose at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, this quadraped could perform the complicated task of feeling its way up stairs of varying heights. It had contact sensors on the sides and bottom of its feet. When these were touched, the quadraped responded with animal-like reflexes. Each leg contained an elegant mechanical device that translated small motor movements inside the body into large movements of the legs. On loan from Tokyo Institute of Technolgy, Tokyo, Japan"