Handle the robot has a range of 15-miles
(INTELLIHUB) Boston Dynamics is at it again, working on a new robot that seems to be far more agile and capable than their Atlas model.
According to Boston Dynamics:
Handle is a research robot that stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4 feet vertically. It uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge. Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance and mobile manipulation principles found in the quadruped and biped robots we build, but with only about 10 actuated joints, it is significantly less complex. 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.
Handle can also pick up boxes weighing 100lbs.
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