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  • Boston Dynamics’ new rolling, leaping robot is an evolutionary marvel

    Wired - 03/01/2017

    Indeed, it was a hybrid robot that won the Darpa Robotics Challenge in 2015. South Korea’s DRC-HUBO looked like a humanoid, but could actually kneel and scoot around on wheels. And it crushed the competition of almost entirely bipedal humanoids. “They won so much time by going over flat terrain with wheels that they had this huge advantage,” says roboticist Hanumant Singh of Northeastern University. “I think [Handle] is somewhat of a reaction to that.”

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