The WALK-MAN team is formed by members of the Consortium of the EU Project WALK-MAN (www.walk-man.eu) that targets to develop a humanoid robot for disaster response operations. The team is mostly composed by Robotics researchers from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and University of Pisa in Italy.
The under development WALK-MAN platform is and evolution of COMAN humanoid. In its final form it will be an adult size (1.8m tall and 100Kg in weight) electrically driven humanoid robot powered by high performance drives that are built around custom high power motor drives combined with precise torque sensing. Other highlights WALK-MAN includes the incorporation of distributed elasticity in the robot body that permits WALK-MAN to be robust and adaptive during physical interactions