This Remote-Controlled Robot Can Keep Its Balance Like a Human

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 11, 2015
References: popsci & gizmag
The Hermes is a remote-controlled robot, developed by a group of scientists and engineers at MIT, whose actions and reflexes can be controlled by a human being. This robot is noteworthy because it is physically a robot, even though its movements and actions are controlled by a human being.

The robot is capable of feeding back information about its balance and positioning in real time, allowing the human controller to adjust their feet and body accordingly. One of the major problems facing humanoid robots is keeping them upright on two feet.

The advantage of this remote-controlled robot is clearly the fact that human operators can control them in the field, as this arrangement brings together the intelligence and brain power of the human being and the physical advantages of the robot.