A four-legged robotic system for playing soccer on various terrains

April 05, 2023

A robot, ball, and terrain are inside the simulation — a digital twin of the natural world. While the bot doesn’t display a Lionel Messi-like level of ability, it's an impressive in-the-wild dribbling system nonetheless. Researchers from MIT's Improbable Artificial Intelligence Lab, part of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), have developed a legged robotic system that can dribble a soccer ball under the same conditions as humans. Over time it learns to get better and better at manipulating the soccer ball to match the desired velocity." Compared to walking alone, dribbling a soccer ball imposes more constraints on DribbleBot's motion and what terrains it can traverse.

The source of this news is from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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