28 Feb '17, 12am

I am Science Fiction Incarnate; I am Handle

This is the first official look at Boston Dynamics’ new robot design , called Handle, and it’s a doozy. They are a trusted source of cutting-edge real-world robotics, which is good. If this came from an unknown source we’d be scrambling to debunk it as fake. This robot shows incredible utility, the likes of which has been relegated to the computer graphics of the movie and video game industries. Impressive ability to keep ‘hands’ stationary in 3D space At the beginning of the month, we saw a demonstration of the robot but it was simply cellphone footage of a conference hall video. This is a crystal clear 60fps video from Boston Dynamics themselves with a few juicy details to go along with it. Chief among them (for us anyway) is that this prototype has a battery range of about 15 miles between charges. The efficiency is due in large part to the wheeled nature of the beast. ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2017/02/27/i-am-science-fiction-incar...

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