The DURUS is a highly efficient walking robot by SRI International that boasts an impressively low cost of transport. It was recently presented at the annual DARPA Robotics Competition where it was part of an endurance competition. DURUS is actually just the lower half of SRI’s humanoid robot named PROXI, which focuses on being a highly efficient alternative to other humanoid robot designs.
The DURUS was profiled in a recent piece by IEEE Spectrum.
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