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World’s First Fully Electric Humanoid Robot ‘Tiangong’ Unveiled, Capable of Running at 6 km/h

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According to Latest report, on April 27th, the Beijing Humanoid Robot Innovation Center unveiled the world’s first fully electric-driven, full-sized humanoid robot capable of running at a stable speed of 6 kilometers per hour in the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. Named “Tiangong,” this robot represents an independently developed universal humanoid robot parent platform, available for industry-wide use.

Standing at 163 centimeters tall and weighing 43 kilograms, Tiangong is equipped with multiple visual perception sensors, operating at a speed of 5.5 trillion operations per second, and features a high-precision inertial measurement unit (IMU) and 3D vision sensors. It has also solved basic motion control problems, making it the optimal platform for intelligent scene applications and research. Additionally, Tiangong is equipped with high-precision six-axis force sensors to provide accurate force feedback.

According to the Beijing Humanoid Robot Innovation Center, Tiangong boasts openness, compatibility, and scalability, allowing for open communication interface calls and flexible expansion of software and hardware modules to meet various application scenarios. Additionally, Tiangong utilizes a newly developed humanoid robot motion skill learning method—”State Memory-based Predictive Reinforcement Imitation Learning,” achieving the world’s first instance of humanoid robot running driven solely by electricity, proving the compatibility and adaptability of the hardware platform to existing motion control algorithms. This method addresses issues such as the poor positioning accuracy caused by reinforcement learning and the poor adaptability to unstructured environments in model predictive control methods, achieving more robust, human-like, and generalized effects, which can further promote large-scale commercial applications.

During the unveiling event, Tiangong showcased its superior adaptability in complex environments, demonstrating faster and more human-like walking and running, achieving stable running at 6 kilometers per hour. Moreover, Tiangong was able to smoothly navigate slopes and stairs in blind vision scenarios, with agile gait adjustments in cases of stumbling or stepping into the void, demonstrating strong adaptability to various terrains.

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In the future, the Innovation Center will continue to iterate on the Tiangong humanoid robot universal platform, exploring the “universal intelligent platform.” The center’s primary goal is to build various configuration robots based on the Tiangong parent platform, creating the largest, most information-dense, and most universal high-quality humanoid intelligent dataset, and continuously training and iterating humanoid robot large-scale models based on this dataset. By combining the Tiangong platform with large models, the center aims to achieve planning capabilities for long-distance tasks and generalization capabilities for multi-scene, complex tasks. The hardware and software parent platforms complement each other, converging into the best platform for humanoid intelligence. Finally, as the most advanced and complex robotic platform, humanoid robots are downward compatible with various configuration robots, realizing ubiquitous humanoid intelligence.

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