Handle Robot: Rolling & Leaping Robot
Boston Dynamics’ latest robot is Handle, and this self-balancing, wheel-driven bot inspires a mix of awe and fear from us. Maintaining an upright posture is impressive enough, but check out this video to see the other amazing feats this android can accomplish. Handle can not only speed around, but this video shows the robot jumping onto a table without any need to slow down. It has no problem going down stairs or descending a snow-covered hill, either. Creating an adaptive suspension that can soak up this punishment is amazing. Boston Dynamics’ new robots are each more impressive than the last, but the company keeps a fairly low public profile. According to the YouTube description about Handle, it’s 6.5 feet tall (1.98 meters) and can jump 4 feet (1.2m) high. While the latest creation’s movements are incredible, this one is actually simpler than some of the company’s past work by having only 10 actuated joints. Handle’s electric motors let the droid reach nine miles per hour (14.5 kilometers per hour) and can go 15 miles (24 kph) on a charge. Boston Dynamics doesn’t say how long the juice in the batteries last. However, the range and top speed suggest a max charge might last about an hour and a half or a somewhat more.
|Height of Jumping||1.2 m|
|Operation Work||24.1 km|
- Country: USA
- Company: Boston Dynamics