• You can do it, robot! Watch the beefy, 4-legged HyQReal pull a plane

    3 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    It's not really clear just yet exactly what all these powerful, agile quadrupedal robots people are working on are going to do, exactly, but even so it never gets old watching them do their thing. The latest is an Italian model called HyQReal, which demonstrates its aspiration to winning strongman competitions, among other things, by pulling an airplane behind it.
    The video is the debut for HyQReal , which is the successor to HyQ, a much smaller model created years ago by the Italian Institute of Technology, and its close relations. Clearly the market, such as it is, has advanced since...
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  • Watch Ford's delivery robot that walks on two legs like a human

    Watch Ford's delivery robot that walks on two legs like a human

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Ford partnered with Agility Robotics to create a two-legged delivery robot called Digit .
    This headless, two-legged robot can unfold itself from the back of an autonomous car and deliver a package straight to your door.
    According to Ford, Digit can carry up to 40 pounds, navigate stairs, and go around unexpected obstacles.
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    Following is a transcript of the video.
    Michelle Yan: This is Ford's 2-legged delivery robot. It's called Digit. Ford is working with Agility Robotics to create autonomous deliveries. Once a self-driving car arrives at...
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