In the past few months, we have covered how much progress researchers have been making with iCub. It is a humanoid robot shaped as a four-year old child. The latest video shows how the robot can maintain whole-body control while performing Tai chi and other challenging moves.
According to researchers, contact forces and torques are regulated for smooth transition. Even during interaction, the robot maintains stability. The robot moves forward and backward to maintain its balance. More info is available here.