Nao Humanoid climbs Spiral Staircase

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Nao Humanoid climbs Spiral Staircase
Takes his sweet time too!
Look at this lazy jerk.

It takes the Nao Humanoid a full two minutes to climb ten steps. I know professional athletes who can manage that in half the time!
A disappointing showing from our soon to be robot overlords.

Baffling sarcasm aside, researchers at the University of Freiburg’s Humanoid Robots Lab demonstrated that a Nao humanoid is more than capable of scaling spiral staircases, a significantly more challenging obstacle than their linear counterparts.

A laser range scanner on the head delivers estimated global position while the humanoid employs 3D modelling to match the staircase with images captured at each consequent step. Slow and steady, am I right folks?

With a sufficient understanding of its geographical location, and the stair’s edges in constant reference, the Nao humanoid can make his trip without doing just that.

But seriously, let’s see him do it carrying a breakfast tray!


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