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"According to Vstone, the Robovie-PC incorporates much of the same technology as the company's Vision4G (right), known for its participation in the RoboCup, a yearly soccer competition for autonomous robots. Slightly shorter than the Vision4G (15.3 rather than 17.51 inches), the Robovie-PC is appropriate for high-end hobbyists and research applications, the company says.

"The Robovie-PC includes foot, knee, and ankle joints using "gear interlock parallel link" mechanisms, and offering six degrees of freedom. The robot can walk with "excellent stability," Vistone says, though in case it falls over, the device is protected by polyurethane knee, torso, and shoulder padding."

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