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Boston Dynamics reveals new wheeled robot


Posted on Friday, 3 February, 2017 | Comment icon 19 comments

The new robot looks disconcertingly creepy. Image Credit: Boston Dynamics
Known as Handle, the new robot has been described as 'nightmare-inducing' by founder Marc Raibert.
Famous for its impressive line-up of human and dog-like robots, Boston Dynamics has tried out something a little different this time around with a robot that moves on two wheels.

Revealed during a recent investor presentation that was leaked online, 'Handle' is so-named because it has been designed to carry heavy objects.

Relying on wheels to get around makes it less capable of traversing uneven terrain than some of the firm's other creations, but it is still quite agile nonetheless - as evidenced in the video below which shows Handle zipping across the ground and jumping over obstacles with ease.

"It can carry a reasonably heavy load on a small footprint and it's basically an exercise in seeing if we can do something like the humanoid that has less degrees of freedom but eventually could be less expensive but still have significant capability," said Raibert.


Source: Business Insider | Comments (19)

Tags: Boston Dynamics, Robot

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Summerin1905 on 3 February, 2017, 18:46
its amazing how technology has changed within the years.
Comment icon #11 Posted by pallidin on 3 February, 2017, 19:20
THAT is impressive. Hat's-off to all the engineer's of Boston Dynamics... Love all your previous robotic creations as well. Nice job.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Farmer77 on 3 February, 2017, 19:21
Isnt Boston Dynamics the bad guys from Fringe?
Comment icon #13 Posted by pallidin on 3 February, 2017, 19:45
It's amazing what Boston Dynamics has done over the years.
Comment icon #14 Posted by pallidin on 3 February, 2017, 19:51
Comment icon #15 Posted by Parsec on 3 February, 2017, 20:51
Well, that's why they will start to hunt us down, in order to use us as "batteries". Thinking about it, that's what we do with our food. Will they eat or drain us?
Comment icon #16 Posted by Lucas Cooper Merrin on 3 February, 2017, 22:27
Johnny 5 is alive
Comment icon #17 Posted by geraldnewfie on 3 February, 2017, 23:17
I see Terminator coming in near future
Comment icon #18 Posted by Torviking on 4 February, 2017, 11:35
Puts me in mind of my dog when he is excited.
Comment icon #19 Posted by pallidin on 5 February, 2017, 18:17


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