Video: Humanoid HRP-2 Doesn't Avoid, But Walks Over Obstacle

Do you remember the impressive and extremely agile humanoid HRP-2 we’ve shown you in December last year? Its makers, a group of researchers working at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, apparently used the last few weeks to teach the robot a new trick.

The video embedded below shows HRP-2 identifying and then stepping over a 15cm high platform (instead of walking around it). That doesn’t sound like much, but considering how clumsy the way most humanoids move out there is, the new trick is actually quite an accomplishment.

Here’s the clip:

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