Engineers at Oregon State University are creating the next generation of bipedal robots, once such creation is Cassie the walking robot which has been unveiled this week. Watch the video below to learn more.
One of the applications for the new bipedal robots could be delivering packages, allowing them to get to places where robots equipped with tracks or wheels would not be able to adventure.
Jonathan Hurst, an associate professor of robotics in the OSU College of Engineering, chief technology officer at Agility Robotics and an international leader in the development of legged locomotion explains :
This technology will simply explode at some point, when we create vehicles so automated and robots so efficient that deliveries and shipments are almost free. Quite simply, robots with legs can go a lot of places that wheels cannot. This will be the key to deliveries that can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by a fleet of autonomous vans that pull up to your curb, and an onboard robot that delivers to your doorstep.
This robot capability will free people from weekend shopping chores, reduce energy use, and give consumers more time to do the things they want to do. It effectively brings efficient automated logistics from state-of-the-art warehouses out and into the rest of the world.
For more information on Cassie the walking robot jump over to the official OSU website via the link below.
Source: Oregon State University