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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."