Boston Dynamics takes big jump with two-legged Handle robot

Robotics company Boston Dynamics has built a two-legged, wheeled robot that can roll down a flight of stairs and jump on and off a table, all while maintaining its balance and speed.

Handle, a 6-foot, 5-inch tall robot, can travel at 9 mph and jump four feet, according to Boston Dynamics, a Alphabet-owned company, which posted a video of the robot on YouTube.

With 10 actuated joints, the robot has a range of 15 miles on one battery charge.

What has attracted attention to the Handle video, which was posted on Monday and had more than 1.5 million views by Tuesday afternoon, is the robot’s ability to balance itself while moving, jumping and even having one leg roll up a ramp while the other leg rolls across the floor beside it.

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from Computerworld News http://www.computerworld.com/article/3175636/robotics/boston-dynamics-takes-big-jump-with-two-legged-handle-robot.html#tk.rss_news

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