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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.
 

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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.

It seems that robots are rapidly catching up with the dexterity of humans. But there is one thing that always mystified me. Why does a robot need a large chunk of lithium to go only 15 miles , whereas a human can bike the same distance with only a couple of candy bars. We need to find a way to power robots with potato chips and peanut brittle.
 

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It seems that robots are rapidly catching up with the dexterity of humans. But there is one thing that always mystified me. Why does a robot need a large chunk of lithium to go only 15 miles , whereas a human can bike the same distance with only a couple of candy bars. We need to find a way to power robots with potato chips and peanut brittle.
What does that thing weigh ?
 

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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.
Can it play basketball?
 

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That is amusing. I was expecting to see Santa's sleigh coming into view rather than a truck. Notice the robots leading the line have cameras while the others don't. Rudolph?
 
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