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Not Our Circus Jobs!: Bipedal Robot Can Walk A Tightrope

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Japanese robotics lover Dr. Guero (of robot-riding-a-bicycle infamy) is back at it, this time with a two-legged balancing robot that can walk a tightrope. It's creepy how human-like it balances itself by waving its little stick thingies around. "Those are its arms." YES -- its arms. Remind me to shoot those off so it can't walk a powerline onto my roof.

Hit the jump for the video. WARNING: Shitty techno soundtrack.

Thanks to Caroline and trevor, who agree the only circus job robots should have is getting shot out of a cannon. Preferably into a brick wall.

There are Comments.
  • Guest

    ...hmm...this performance needs to be festive, may I suggest a silly top hat and cane?

  • Daisy Daisyington

    FAKE!!!!

    This is a complete photoshop job. You can tell its a fake because the shadow's are all wrong.

    This is exactly like that scene in the movie Never Back Down where Max was living in a robot apartment building and heard squeaking noises next door, and when he banged the wall ant told them to give it a rest after hours, the robots there lubricated themselves.

  • jimmy

    Wasn't that on Futurama?

  • Walk my ass. That thing is scooting.

  • Jadis

    scooting or walking it's still amazing that this thing can do it and balance itself like a person would.

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