Mechanical Sidekicks Show Softer Side Of Robotics

by Txchnologist staff

By now, you’ve probably seen Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS, the six-foot, 330-pound humanoid robot that is part of DARPA’s robotics challenge. While this machine is one of the most advanced humanoid robots out there, it’s not exactly the type of creation you’d want to bring home to play with the dog. To be fair, it hasn’t been designed to be your buddy. Rather, top among its purposes is to assist soldiers on the battlefield and accompany first responders during disasters.

There are, however, a number of robots that may not be as capable as ATLAS, but would be more fun to see wandering around the house. Click through to learn more about the bots in the GIFs above.

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