Finding a way for robots to mimic, or even improve upon human movement is no easy task – which is why most use wheels, tracks or some other workaround that doesn’t require a highly complex task like walking.
While the two-limbed robot unveiled by Alphabet-owned Schaft today may not look too impressive, it’s one hell of a feat of engineering.
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The unnamed (aww) robot can climb stairs, carry payloads of up to 60KG and keep its balance. Given the deliberately space-saving design, it does look like any load would need to fit on the top of the robot.
Or, you could just use it for doing a spot of household chores as they do in the video above – like vacuuming stairs with its ‘feet.’