Probably in response for the need of a robot capable of tackling all kinds of terrain for deliveries, Boston Dynamics has released this video for their latest creation, a two-wheeled robot called Handle. The name seems appropriate, as it handles pretty much any situation with extreme ease. It's too bad it looks terrifying, which may explain why Google wants to sell that part of their business.
The robot can stand on four legs, like Boston Dynamics’ previous creations such as BigDog and Spot. But at the end of its back two legs are two stabilised wheels, which let it stand up vertically and roll around at speeds of up to nine miles per hour. Think “Terminator riding on a hoverboard” and you’ll have a pretty good idea of the impression Handle gives off.
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