Talos Humanoid arrives in Edinburgh
We are pleased to announce the arrival of Talos, a high performance humanoid robot standing at 1.75m tall as the newest addition to the robotics research lab at the University of Edinburgh.
Our team will be using Talos to conduct research on multi-contact loco-manipulation. Talos will help us validate some of the recent algorithmic advances in hierarchical long horizon motion planning, novel MPC techniques for hybrid problems such as foot step selection, contact optimisation and multi-objective trajectory optimisation as well as some sensory integration strategies for state estimation and localisation.
We are particularly excited about the inverse dynamics controllers, torque based motion command capabilities and an extremely generous range of motion compared to other humanoid platforms. Our field robotics living lab is equipped with many complementary platforms, 2-axis large area hoist as well as some mock up navigation circuits including slopes and steps on which we intend to push the capabilities of Talos and co-develop further improvements in collaboration with PAL.
See Talos in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT03FKWnyc8&feature=youtu.be