In 2002, TITECH was one of the leading pioneers in the development of animal robots when it released TITRUS-III; a small, bipedal dinosaur-like robot. This robot would become the inspiration for other dinosaur-like robots that would be released in later years.
TITRUS-III was limited by two degrees of freedom on each leg. However, its parallel link mechanism allowed it to bend a little. It maintained its balance by swaying its long neck and tail as it walked. Its tail served as a third leg for stability while its head stood as the manipulator.
TITRUS-III was never developed on a full scale, but it was still a worthy animal robot and a proof of man’s creativity in robotics.