Acroban has been developed with a particular focus on morphology. The mechanical structure of the robot integrates a poly-articulated torso bringing several fundamental degrees of freedom of the human torso. These mobilities are intended to enforce the principal motions of the spine and of the pelvis.


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In collaboration with Flowers Inria team, Acroban has been extensively used to explore physical human/robot interaction by using the compliance. Interaction are viewed by the robot like perturbations, the balancing system makes Acroban interact with the user in a very natural way.



Acroban interacting with people.

Acroban has been selected in SIGGRAPH 2010 Emerging Technologies. Look also at Acroban on CBS News.