Here’s what Erin has to say about Poppy: “The design of this humanoid is interesting, and quite different from the normal ‘block’ appearance. On humanoids, knee servos break the most often, and it is accounted for in this robot with the use of springs (also making the leg swing a little different). Will be interesting to see if it helps with knee burnouts. They are researching even more areas, such as the angle of the things on biped locomotion. Very cool project!”
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