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.