non-human humanoid robot designs links ?

To springboard off a topic that Gordon inspired ...
Anyone know of any links/photos of non-human humanoid robot designs out there ?
Would love to see them! Even artwork .
( Sci American has a cool painting (?) on page 15 of their latest "Special
Edition on Robotics" issue which shows a couple of
humanoid but not quite human biped bots . I haven't found a link for it yet ... )
JCD
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pogo
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There have been telemanipulators early on that tried to fit the machine to the operator: two arms, two cameras.
Mobot from Hughes:
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In Germany a similar system was Syntelmann. Prototype early 70ies controlled by crude exoskeleton:
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term plan: "astronaut" in space:
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by human from earth:
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mechanical part got complicated enough:
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to mention the lack of capable electronics & computers in those days.
The basic idea to model the telemanipulator to the operator is still viable, although there are hardly many such projects now.
MfG JRD
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Rafael Deliano
This one below is what I am talking about! The Mobot ... not so much.
Thanks!
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pogo
The prototype was always two cameras and two arms, the "artists impression" of about 1970 was long-term-&-unlimited-funding.
There is some recent research and literature
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walking biped machines. BARt-UH ( about 2002 )
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the prototype for JOHNNIE ( about 2003 )
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at University Hannover, TU Munich. There is some "private research" too:
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Availability of cheap, compact, low-power accelerometers/gyros certainly does help. But i cannot see a similar breakthrough in the power-supply that would be necessary. The exoskeletons of the 50ies/60ies were roughly based on the assumption that anything down to the cigarette lighter would soon go nuclear anyway.
MfG JRD
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Rafael Deliano

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