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Humanoid robots have come a lengthy, lengthy means since Honda’s Asimo took a nasty tumble down the steps. Heck, we’re seeing full gymnastics routines from the Boston Dynamics Atlas now.

But why ought to robots be restricted by their legs, even when that’s their main propulsion? That’s a query Caltech is toying with on its new LEONARDO robot, quick for “LEgs ONboARD drOne,” and that is the primary actual video of it in motion (through BoingBoing).


Simply put, it’s a comparatively light-weight strolling robot that balances extra like a drone than a typical bipedal bot — as a result of it’s actually bought a set of drone propellers as an alternative of arms. (It reminds us of this University of Tokyo bot with a quadcopter for a head.) Perhaps it’s not as spectacular as Disney’s flying robotic stuntmen, however how usually do you see a robot ballerina stand on one leg and twirl?

You can learn extra in regards to the bot in tales at IEEE Spectrum and Wired from earlier this 12 months, together with how the researchers anticipate these thrusters would possibly ultimately assist it do a complete bunch of leaping — even perhaps on Mars.

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