Boston Dynamics showed the robot Handle

The unusual modification of the Atlas robot was presented by the company Boston Dynamics. Feet device replaced two small wheels. Hybrid called Handle.

Handle went (or rather, let’s go!) further – he gracefully maneuvering on wheels as not everyone could.

Robot height of about 2 m, maximum speed – 14.5 km/h jump height – 1.2 m

High-tech system that includes multiple gyroscopes and other position sensors, provides data to an integrated computer that performs calculations in real time. Thanks to this the robot is able to jump and move down to the stairs, overcome the barriers, jewelry holding the balance.

Lanes Raibert, head of Boston Dynamics, told me that on a single battery charge Handle traveling up to 24 km. in addition, it can move loads up to 45 kg.