Boston Dynamics has shown its Handle robot loader in action.
What a beast
This is an enhanced Handle, which is generally notsimilar to the first robot. If at the beginning of 2017 it was something like a four-legged animal, which only occasionally got up on its hind legs, now it is rather a robo-bird. Only instead of a beak he has a sucker, and instead of paws - wheels. Well, he, alas, does not lay eggs.
The video showed how the robot deftly enoughbeak-sucker boxes from the pallet and transfers them to another place. These boxes weigh 5 kg each, but the Handle can easily take a load of up to 15 kg. It puts the objects in a pile up to 1.7 meters high and up to 1.2 meters long.
To keep balance, the robot hasspecial counterweight on the tail. He also knows how to analyze the space, search for the necessary items and the place where to put them, using the computer vision system.