Boston Dynamics is known for manufacturing cutting-edge robots that improve people's lives. The , now in the Hyundai orbit, strives to revolutionize people's lives with its goal of creating dynamically stable machines with legs. A clear plus to overcome terrains that other robots cannot overcome and perform automated functions in uncontrolled environments.
For this Boston Dynamics has developed a variety of innovative robots that have gained immense popularity over time.
Here is a list of the 10 best robots built by this company that can change the world.
Boston Dynamics created this robot in 2005. It did so in collaboration with Foster-Miller, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Harvard University's Concord Field Station. It seems obvious today, but 17 years ago the news was that BigDog didn't have wheels and didn't tip over. It has four legs that it uses to move across surfaces: for merit and seniority, it has earned recognition as the most ambitious quadrupedal robot in the world.
This is a quadrupedal robot that has seen a massive transformation over time since its construction in Boston Dynamics. By 2012 he had already set a land speed record for robots with legs. At the end of 2014 he could jump over obstacles while running and in 2018 this robot was able to climb stairs without any difficulty. While MIT makes a "mini" version of it that learns to run on its own, what are they doing with the bigger "cheetah"?
LittleDog is the little one of the house. Boston Dynamics launched it 12 years ago, in 2010. It is a four-wheeled robot with three electric motors: its sensors are practically everywhere: joints, motors, paw / ground contact. LittleDog is small, as the name implies, but he can climb mountains: just 30 minutes at a time (that's his battery life, for now).
Boston Dynamics Petman
PETMAN is short for "Protection Eseems Tis Malenequin ". In this case it is a bipedal machine designed by Boston Dynamics to test chemical protective suits. The fact that PETMAN is the first anthropomorphic robot that can move like a real person is something worth noting. We will hear about it often.
LS3 stands for "Legged Squad Ssupport System ". Three S's, yes. For friends, however, this Boston Dynamics robot is also known as the "AlphaDog". And it is the least sympathetic to me: yes, because AlphaDog, in fact, is a militarized version of BigDog. This robot was designed to survive extreme heat, cold, humidity and dirt, but unlike the others I hope not to hear about him at all in the future.
Boston Dynamics Atlas
Atlas is another Boston Dynamics biped. It is 1 meters (5 feet) tall and looks like the "dear old" PETMAN I told you about earlier. The ability of this robot to move agile has attracted worldwide attention, also accomplices the always viral videos that see him as the protagonist. Many people wonder where it will be able to get to without a plug.
Spot is the star of the market (for now). A four-legged Boston Dynamics quadrupedal robot weighing about 25 kg, lighter and above all quieter than all other products. He has already played a wide variety of roles: from cheerleader (funny) to shipyard inspector (useful), from data collection (I think about it) to future border patrol for anti-immigration purposes (horror).
Boston Dynamics Handle
The Boston Dynamics Handle is a research robot that walks 2 meters (6,5 feet) tall and can run at nearly 15 kilometers per hour (9 mph). It is also capable of jumping over a meter (4 feet) high. It has two folding legs on wheels and two "hands" for picking up or carrying things. He is a candidate for transport and delivery tasks, didn't you guess?
Stretch is a robot designed by Boston Dynamics in 2021 exclusively for warehouse automation purposes. It has an impressive strength, equal to its accuracy: just think, it is powerful enough to be able to lift objects up to 20kg (50lbs) as if they were pimples, simply by using an array of suction cups.
Pick is also used to move boxes and manage a warehouse. This robot is similar to Stretch, but it does not move - it is anchored in a single position. Its qualities make up for this limitation, though: it can identify any box in less than a second. What it loses in mobility it gains in speed.