A new robot from Boston Dynamics, the Google/Alphabet-owned robot company, has accidently been revealed, and the agile creation can jump around... on wheels.
Handle, as the new robot is known, was shown in a video on stage by Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, with VC Steve Jurvetson catching it on camera (and first spotted by Gizmodo).
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The robot is shown swiftly moving forwards and backwards, spinning round like a pirouetting ballet dancer. Handle demonstrates the impressive self-balancing technology of previous models, even jumping and landing on the wheels as smoothly as any human skateboarder. Raibert said the move from the human-like feet of previous models to wheels makes the robot more efficient.
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