The following video shows research highlights from Toddler, a simple 3D dynamic biped that was able to quickly and reliably learn to walk. The beginning of the video demonstrates the robot’s ability to walk passively downhill on a treadmill with the computer turned off. The robot was then placed on flat terrain with the computer switched on, and tasked with acquiring the same gait without assistance from gravity, but rather by learning a feedback controller. This learning occurred in less than 20 minutes, using only trials implemented on the real robot (no simulations). The learning algorithm continues to quickly adapt as the robot walks over different terrain.
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