You need to build the humanoid robot To be Able To Easily Sit in a car or chair by it self! In the year 2008. HRP-2 robot can do it but in a small size (HRP-2M); I did not see the real one do it! If the robot can sit down on a chair, it will be able to use machines made for humans...
Other HRP robot, Videos
REEM-B can also sit down
It will be good to improve each part of the robot to be easily to change. That will help to put on its arms or legs devices or different kind of machines by it self or even transform the robot:
The robot should be able to fall down and stand up alone like HRP-2 robot.
1. This one jumps to stand up (R Daneel, developed at the University of Tokyo ISI Lab)
2. Interesting way to stand up, Machina Robot:
3. Other way to stand up, Robovie X Robot:
4. Standing up with four legs:
5. SDR-4X falling down and then standing up - ROBORAMA.info
6. Interesting flexibility : Robonova-1 vs Dalek (Slowmo)
7. Locust Inspired Jumping Robot
8. Mowgli Bipedal Jumping Robot
9. Robobuilder Standing up & Good Flexibility
10.Turkey Robot, Legs
11. 3D Biped
12. The Aliens Legs Concept
Interesting Alien legs. The shape and muscles allows super jump and fast speed running... true or not the idea is good, for the robot. I think, the legs are structured in four sections with a big foot and an effective jumping effect:
Aliens legs (video)
How does it works (video)
Humans did an evolution from Mammals but maybe some Aliens come from Marsupials. But both come from dinosaurs... eh eh. The next videos shows you how similar a Kangaroo scape. Any way the concept can help for robots motion:
GOOD SOMEONE TOOK THE IDEA IN 2008 (Kenken Biped)
THIS CONCEPT PROTHESIS CALLED CHEETAH, CAN HELP YOU BUILD BETTER LEGS FOR THE ROBOT (COMBINING MODELS). You can make the device adaptable to the robot legs.
Cyborg Training. This model can give you a better idea of the propulsion, it can make easily jump with each step... You can make the device adaptable to the robot legs.
Muscular Thin Films
Artificial Muscles (Videos)
An Introduction to The Mechanism of Muscle Contraction:
More about Muscles:
Robot Leg (prothesis)
Interesting Alternative Legs:
This video give me the idea, to make retractable bipeds legs for the robot or even a tail or automatic retractable little tails beside or on the back of the robot, to prevent falls. This system can help to understand how to make the robot legs retractable (taller/shorter) when needed...
The robot should be able to use a Retractable Stick while walking, like humans do on the mountain or sport walkings. This stick will have a sensor to prevent the robot put the feed on a hole between rocks or over them (if they are not proper for the walk), or dangerous places in a mountain or mine for example: it can prevents to fall down. That will give the robot an additional tool for balance an support. This retractable stick has also a video camera on the bottom to get images, for inspections: In hard places where the camera of the robot cant reach. The retractable stick can also have a pepper gas on the extreme of the handle, for security tasks in a building, and can be hung on the waist, back, or side (of the robot) when he do not need the device. For example, you can buy and improve the Velbon rup-43:
You can avoid all the devises of a Portable Land-mine Detection System because the robot already has computers inside. And just adapt the sensors on its retractable stick when needed...
YOU CAN ALSO IMPROVE THE FEED OF THE ROBOT:
WABIAN-2R has the feet divided into two parts what helps to absorb better the impacts. If a robot stand up “Jumping” that will help to recover the balance absorbing the energy, for example...
Ossur - Prosthetic