Can you handle Boston Dynamic's HANDLE?
Updated: May 5, 2018
The HANDLE robot will be a huge aid for medics on the battlefield and helping get soldiers to safety, along side its human counterpart. There is always a possibility to weaponize this versatile robot: regardless, there are huge opportunities with this product from a safety perspective.
"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." -Boston Dynamics