2007 – Robot Ostrich – Konstantin Ivanov (Russian)

Russian walking mechanical ostrich x640 2007   Robot Ostrich   Konstantin Ivanov (Russian)

Robot Ostrich x640 2007   Robot Ostrich   Konstantin Ivanov (Russian)

Robot ostrich (android) inventor Konstantin Ivanov (Sirotina) from Elektrostal a towing machine with two manipulators (legs), equipped with a seat for the driver. Possible applications for the version of the inventor: Attraction (Jurassic Park robots ; races of robotic ostriches; competition live ostrich and the robot, 2) vehicle. The robot weighs 170 kg. and easily rolls an adult, even an imposing physique.

Konstantin Ivanov: "Our robot, the second in the world, demonstrated the full cycle of steps. This is such a step, when the center of gravity of the robot be imposed for the area of the foot and keeps the balance in this position a robot – is one of the toughest challenges in the design of walking robots. Cybernetics Company Honda – it was only by a huge development team, and for many millions dolllarov. We have done our android by several people in a normal city apartment – from scrap materials, in effect "on his knee." Prototype Robot, by definition, can not demonstrate all merits the attention of technology professionals walking robots, but is intended to prove that a group of associates can solve any design problem.
Robot ostrich was exhibited in 2007 at the Exhibition and Salon of Industrial Property "Archimedes-2007". И уже тогда был замечен. And even then was seen. But large-scale investment in this promising project by the inventor has not yet been achieved.

(see here for Russian language original).

Ivanov built this ride-on robot bird as well. It's included in the above video clip. As my friend David pointed out, the rider is a 'dummy'. Just goes to show you what you can do with limited space and materials.

soviet walker p1 2007   Robot Ostrich   Konstantin Ivanov (Russian)

soviet walker p3 2007   Robot Ostrich   Konstantin Ivanov (Russian)

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