Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tai Chi for roboticists

As roboticists struggle to create devices (especially humanoid devices) capable of moving about safely and elegantly in uncontrolled environments, it would help if they had a deep, visceral understanding of movement themselves.

This is something the practice of Tai Chi could help with. Tai Chi begins with static balance, and progresses very gradually to dynamic balance, although incorporating momentum from the outset, while it is still negligible, with the aim of developing exquisite awareness of it.

There are also health benefits, which can be achieved through many activities, but for assimilating the fundamentals of graceful movement, there is nothing better than Tai Chi.

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