Business Insider caught up with Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert and his robot the SpotMini on the red carpet at this year's Genius Gala. He reveals how the company considers power, mobility and perception when creating its robots. Join the conversation about this story »
We got an up-close-and-personal look at Boston Dynamic's mysterious robot, the SpotMini, at the Liberty Science Center's Genius Gala. The SpotMini is a four-legged robot that was developed to learn what is possible with a mobile manipulation...Show More Summary
Engineers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition developed this two-legged robot which can run at speeds up to 12 mph. It may not be as fast as Boston Dynamics’ cheetah ‘bot, but we still wouldn’t want to chased by one.
Robotics engineers with companies like Boston Dynamics have been hard at work on complex computer systems paired with motion sensors and gyroscopes to give their bipedal robots the stability they need to, well, be useful. But what if...Show More Summary
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Marc Raibert lives in the uncanny valley — and he thinks you should, too. Raibert, founder and CEO of the robotics company Boston Dynamics, gave an April 25 TED talk in which he outlined the many uses his robots could have in the near future. Imagine Spot, a robot dog, moseying up to your front door to deliver a package. Show More Summary
This is CAM (cybernetic anthropomorphous machine), a "walking truck" designed by Ralph Mosher at General Electric in 1965. It may not be as rough-and-tumble as Boston Dynamics' BigDog but it was certainly more fun because the operator...Show More Summary
Just in time for the rise in global military tensions, Russian officials have released video that's sure to calm fears all around: a death dealing humanoid robot that shoots handguns. SEE ALSO: Bizarre Boston Dynamics robot moves like...Show More Summary
If you’ve been keeping tabs on recent developments in robotics, you surely remember Handle — the awesome walking, wheeled robot from Boston Dynamics. There’s a good reason why such a combination is a good choice of locomotion for robots. Show More Summary
The wheel is a revolutionary invention — as they say — but going back to basics sometimes opens new pathways. Robots that traverse terrain on legs are on the rise, most notably the Boston Dynamics Big Dog series of robots — and [Ghost...Show More Summary
You’ve no doubt by now seen Boston Dynamics latest “we’re living in the future” robotic creation, dubbed Handle. [Mike Szczys] recently covered the more-or-less-official company unveiling of Handle, the hybrid bipedal-wheeled robot that...Show More Summary
YouTube link. Awesome.Related:Big Dog (2009)The Sand Flea (2012)Atlas (2016)Spot Mini (2016)
Objectively, in the rational recesses of my brain, I know that the team of engineers at Boston Dynamics are doing good and fascinating work. I know this. And yet, every time I see one of their new robots actually moving,...
Handle is a biped with wheels instead of feet, essentially one-upping evolution. The post Boston Dynamics' New Rolling, Leaping Robot Is an Evolutionary Marvel appeared first on WIRED.
Fascinating story about “why it’s so hard to build the Next Silicon Valley.” Part of the issue is the dynamics of concentrated intellectual capital in major urban areas — San Francisco, NYC, Boston, etc. The rest is how much Gov. Brownback has damaged Kansas’ economy. Show More Summary
Boston Dynamics have finally revealed the highly anticipated 'Handle' robot. We all got a sneak peak of its capabilities after a video was leaked online. But now we are getting a fuller picture of the wheeled robot overlord and the extent to its incredible agility. Rise of the machines, or is it too soon to worry? Read more... Show More Summary
I may not remember much about the 1985 sequel Return To Oz, but I sure as heck remember the creepy-ass Wheelers… which is precisely what this new Boston Dynamics robot made me think […] The post This Two-Wheeled Bipedal Nightmare Robot Is Brought To You By Boston Dynamics appeared first on Geek.com.
What could go wrong?
Giving the age old mantra "they took our jobs" a whole new meaning.
Meet Handle, Boston Dynamics’ latest “helper” robot.