Monday, Nov. 29, 2004

Walk Tall

Chroino Robot
Inventor: Tomotaka Takahashi, Robo-Garage, Kyoto University
Availability: Prototype Only

The Chroino, above—if we didn't know any better, we'd think it was Playmobil's tribute to Marvin the Martian—also boasts a more graceful stride, thanks to new SHIN-Walk technology that allows the 14-in. robot to maintain an even center of gravity and avoid the awkward bent-knee technique common to other walking bots.