Here is a robot with full-body teleoperation that can move with greater agility and keep its balance. MIT’s Hermes weighs 45 kg and has a body 90% the size of an average human. It has custom actuators to power its joints instead of regular DC motors.
MIT’s Biomimetic Robotics Lab researchers are building a telerobotic system that allows motions to be sent to the robot and vice versa. That means the operators can keep the robot balanced in challenging environments. As the researchers explain:
the robot can harness the operator’s innate motor skills and split-second reflexes to keep its footing.