Murata robot Seiko-chan can make S-shaped curves on a balance beam

Murata on Monday revealed its latest model robot, a unicycle-riding machine that can make S-shaped curves on a balance beam. The robot, named Murata Seiko-chan, is 50 centimeters tall, weighs about 6 kilograms and is an improvement over the previous model that could only go in a straight line on the beam. Robot Seiko-chan instantaneously makes calculations to determine the degree to which the body must be turned to navigate the curves.The tire of the unicycle has a width of 1.5 cm. A camera installed within the robot recognizes the curved path of the beam, which is 2.5 cm wide.