Every day technology is just emerging and we hear top tech trends everywhere around the world. In the last few post, we can observe every day, new technology is being introduced, and we learn about the latest technological trends from all around the world. We can plainly see how the world is taking the new technology seriously in the previous few posts, which is encouraging. Everyone is contributing to the process and producing things unique from one another.
- Birdbot Nature.
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Scientists have built a robot limb that uses less energy than its natural counterpart. BirdBot has a foot-leg coupling that stretches over numerous joints. BirdBot thus requires fewer motors than prior legged robots and may possibly scale up.
The ostrich is a mechanical marvel. Ostriches can run up to 55km/h through the savanna. The ostrich’s exceptional locomotion is thought to be enabled by its leg anatomy.
Unlike humans, birds curl their feet back when lifting their legs. That’s strange. When walking or sprinting, this foot movement pattern saves energy. Can the leg structure of a bird be adapted to walking robots? Alexander Badri-Spröwitz has studied these issues for five years. He directs the Dynamic Locomotion Group at the MPI-IS. His team studies biomechanics and neuro control at the intersection of biology and robotics. The group focuses on dynamic animal and robot mobility.
BirdBot is one of the top emerging tech trends of 2022
Humans walk with their feet up and knees bent, yet their feet and toes still point forward. Birds, for example, curl their feet backward when swinging. But why is this motion necessary? The mechanical coupling, say Badri-Spröwitz and co. Badri-Spröwitz says it’s not the neurological system, electrical impulses, or muscle action. A new foot-leg coupling function involving numerous joints was postulated. Swing phase multi-joint muscle-tendon coordination foot folding. Our robot’s leg and foot are connected, allowing for energy-efficient and robust robot walking. “Our results in a robot suggest that similar efficiency improvements also apply to birds,” he continues.
The researchers suggest that the connection of the leg and foot joints and the pressures and movements involved may be why an ostrich can not only run rapidly but also stand without tiring. A person weighing above 100kg can also stand properly and for long periods, but only with extended knees. A slight squat becomes hard after a few minutes. The bird doesn’t seem to mind its bent legs; many birds sleep erect. A robotic bird’s leg should be able to accomplish the same, with no motor power required.