Dinosaur-Like Tails Make Terrestrial Mobile Robots More Agile
Image: Thomas Libby, Evan Chang-Siu, and Pauline Jennings. Courtesy of PolyPEDAL Lab & CiBER/UC Berkeley
This agile little robot with a lizard-inspired tail is by far one of the coolest things we saw at last year's IROS, the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. You better believe we wanted to share it with you back then, but the UC Berkeley researchers asked us to stay quiet since they were working on a paper for Nature, which is a pretty big deal. The embargo lifted just this second, and we're finally able to bring you the full story.