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Digit is envisioned to help take care of people in their homes, assist with disaster response and deliver packages to front doors. With its nimble limbs and a torso packed with sensors, Digit can navigate complex environments and carry out tasks such as package delivery. In May 2019 Ford Motor Company and Agility announced a partnership to develop a last-mile logistics solution that combines Ford’s autonomous vehicle technology and Agility’s Digit.
Pepper is the world’s first social humanoid robot that is able to recognize faces and basic human emotions. Pepper has been adopted by over 2000 companies around the world. Perfect in retail and finance industries, Pepper has numerous functionalities including increasing store traffic by attracting the attention of shoppers, creating memorable in-store experiences, stimulating purchase and retain customers. Pepper can also gather comprehensive data to enrich the customer base and generate shopper insights.
Atlas is the world’s most dynamic humanoid robot built by BostonDynamics, a company that was previously owned by Google and now by SoftBank. Atlas is becoming more sophisticated year by year, thanks to its state of the art hardware and algorithm that allows it to quickly understand instructions. With its 28 hydraulic joints, 4.9 feet of height and 176 pounds weight, the robot can perform both impressive terrifying acts including navigating uneven terrain, jumping around a parkour course, doing somersaults. All these activities demonstrate human-level agility so the robot can be perfect for search and rescue operations and performing human tasks in environments where humans could not survive.
Spot is a robot dog designed for industrial uses such as carrying goods through a warehouse and inspecting a remote site with an unfavorable environment for human operators. It can run at 5.2 feet per second, has 360-degree cameras, and can operate in temperatures ranging from 4 to 113 Fahrenheit. With its API and flexible payload interface, the robot can be easily customized for desired tasks. Spot is also manufactured by BostonDynamics and is now being leased to eligible companies.
HRP-5P is an advanced humanoid robot designed to operate autonomously and carry out heavy labor in hazardous environments. It is equipped with environmental sensors and object recognition, full-body motion planning and control, and task description and execution management. HRP-5P is based on more than 20 years of humanoid research at AIST. In those 20 years, the institute has created 4 other robots which are the predecessor of HRP-5P.
6. Surena IV
Surena IV is the fourth generation of Surena humanoid robot series developed by the University of Tehran in Iran. With a height of 5.6 feet and a weight of 154 pounds, this robot is able to walk at a speed of 0.43 miles per hour. Its custom force sensors at the bottom of its feet help the robot step over uneven surfaces by adjusting the angle and position of each foot.
Aquanaut is an advanced unmanned underwater transformer that can transform itself from a nimble long-distance submarine into a half-humanoid robot capable of carrying out complex underwater manipulation tasks. Designed by Houston Mechatronics Inc, Aquanaut can inspect subsea oil and gas infrastructure, operate valves, and use subsea tools with just a few mouse clicks. Operating completely untethered and without support ships, Aquanaut can travel more than 124 miles in submarine mode, has a max speed of 7 knots and a maximum operational depth of 984 feet.
8. Stuntronic robot
A Stuntronic robot is an animatronic stunt double designed to entertain the crowds at Disney theme parks and resorts. With its onboard sophisticated sensors, it can make its own real-time decisions—all while flying 60 feet in the air. It knows when to tuck its knees to perform a somersault, when to pull its arms to twist, and even when to slow down its spin to make sure it makes a perfect landing.
Handle is another robot from Boston Dynamics. With its deep-learning vision software, this robot can identify and locate boxes, unloads trucks, palletizes, and depalletizes at the push of a button. Its mobility enables it to operate in multiple work-cells, moving through facilities along with the flow of goods. It can pick up to 360 boxes/hr.