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New robot’s moves may surprise you

Robots are getting scary. Handle is a new 6.5-feet tall robot with wheels and legs that can lift 100lbs, travel at 9 mph and can jump up to 4 ft vertically. In this image it is in mid-leap. See it in action:

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.
Boston Dynamics, a robotics company owned by Alphabet, previewed its latest robot, Handle, at a conference in Los Angeles earlier this month. As part of the conference, Boston Dynamics’ founder, Marc Raibert, introduced a short video of the robot, calling it “nightmare-inducing.” Today, the company uploaded an extended version, including new footage of the bot completing some pretty extreme tricks.


May you never be chased down by a robot. 

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One thought on “New robot’s moves may surprise you

  1. now get it to take an oath to defend the constitution.

    no? so now the commander-in-chief is gaining way more power than people realize. when robots are under direct (human) control of the military, thats one thing. they can disobey illegal orders. as these things become more automatic, we have a constitutional crisis looming.

    its not like the commander-in-chief (or anyone) can usurp all this power until they can all be given an illegal order they cant disobey. but with autonomous robots, thats entirely possible. first instruction: heres a list of people not loyal to the new regime. confirm. launch.

    the next civil war could be war against our own weapons systems. of course, they will try to build safetys against that. and safetys always work.


    Posted by codeinfig | 28 Feb 2017, 5:00 am

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