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Amazing humanoid robots

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  1. Walter

    Walter Administrator Staff Member

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    And the latest one (shown for a round of investors):
     
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    Very impressive
     
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    Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4 feet vertically. It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance and mobile manipulation principles found in the quadruped and biped robots we build, but with only about 10 actuated joints, it is significantly less complex. Wheels are efficient on flat surfaces while legs can go almost anywhere: by combining wheels and legs Handle can have the best of both worlds.
     
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    It seems that robots are rapidly catching up with the dexterity of humans. But there is one thing that always mystified me. Why does a robot need a large chunk of lithium to go only 15 miles , whereas a human can bike the same distance with only a couple of candy bars. We need to find a way to power robots with potato chips and peanut brittle.
     
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    We have to go a long way before human machines are as efficient as nature.
     
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    What does that thing weigh ?
     
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    a lot less that if its diet was chips and peanut brittle..:)
    Pretty cool though!
     
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    Can it play basketball?
     
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    Yeah its name is Labron
     
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