About the MIT Leg Lab
Researchers at the Leg Laboratory have built a series of legged robots,
including one-legged hoppers, biped runners, a springy biped walker, a
quadruped, and two kangaroo-like robots. Taken collectively, these
machines traverse simple paths, run with several different gaits, run fast
(13 mph), walk using springy legs, jump over obstacles, climb a simplified
stairway, and perform rudimentary gymnastic maneuvers. Although no one
machine performs all these tasks, many of the machines use a common set of
balance and control principles. The Leg Laboratory also uses physics-based
computer simulations to study legged locomotion and to build automated
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About (Artificial) Legged Locomotion
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Most recent update: Sept 24, 1996