Ministry of Silly (Robot) Walks

Robots with legs are walking all around us, and some of them have gaits that are, well, unusual. Sometimes their silly walk is by design, and sometimes it's because the robot is a prototype still under development.

Eventually, they'll take sensible, regular steps, just like their human creators. But it took a million years of evolution to get our walk to its current pinnacle of perfection, so we'll give roboticists at least a couple more years to get it right.

In the meantime, enjoy. And be sure to add a link to your favorite walking robot.


(Slightly woozy side-stepping robot)


(Four-servo-based biped robot)


(Moonwalking Robot)


(Walking chair)


(Walking table)


(Instep walking robot)


(You can't walk until you can crawl)

Add a link to your favorite walking robot.

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