walking machine

walking machine

[′wȯk·iŋ mə·shēn]
(mechanical engineering)
A machine designed to carry its operator over various types of terrain; the operator sits on a platform carried on four mechanical legs, and movements of his arms control the front legs of the machine while movements of his legs control the rear legs of the machine.
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After trips to the tip and re-organisation, the garage is looking once more like well, a garage, with space in which to work, or for me to locate a walking machine which, I have to admit, is tempting in this cold snap.
The final project the Nottingham team is working on with Rolls-Royce is a hexapod robot or, as Axinte calls it," a walking machine tool".
ONE-MAN walking machine Phillip Hartley has completed his latest charity trek in Tyneside.
Other attractions include the Mantis Walking Machine, a hydraulic six-legged robot, and Adrian Pritchard's Osmosis Machine, which will use gravity to create art, with paint dripping 10ft.
It is provided by high relative clearance of walking machine, discrete interaction of mover with ground and adaptation of foot to support surface.
Defence QC Mark Stewart said there was "not one iota of evidence" Madison had been attacked and she had actually been hurt that day in two accidents involving a walking machine and a bed.
And I do so many licks on that, and then I go out to a walking machine in the garage and do a few licks on that, and then I come back in and get on the floor and do more stretching.
For instance, a Rex walking machine, designed by a company in New Zealand, allows the bionic man to step and stand, something which was developed for people who can't walk due to spinal injuries.
In 2012, after trying physical therapy and experimental treatments, Holbert met Contreras-Vidal, a neuroengineer who was working on fusing a robotic walking machine with a new type of BCI.
It stands 61/2 feet tall and can step, sit and stand with the help of a Rex walking machine that's used by people who've lost the ability to walk due to a spinal injury.
With the snow there's not a huge amount you can do, but we've kept him fit with plenty of walking - we have a walking machine, which is useful just now - and a bit of laser.
Using no glue or tools, it all clicks together to form a very decent tail-moving, walking machine.