We are still far from creating multitasking robots that can replace humans. However, these creatures already amaze the human imagination.
Stuntronic is an acrobatic human figure created by Disney with the size and shape of an actor. You can easily imagine him wearing a suit, for example, someone from The Incredibles or from Marvel.
Powerful technical stuffing allows the robot to independently fly through space, as well as perform various tricks: somersaults, turns and much more.
The digital robot is designed to perform tasks in complex environments – transporting goods in sterile conditions, monitoring equipment in factories. In the future, it could be used for human care or in search and rescue operations.
Ford plans to convert two-legged robots into couriers for use in unmanned cargo delivery. The plan is as follows: the robot brings Digit to the customer’s home, and the latter delivers the package directly to the door.
Sophia is the most advanced robot in existence. It can simulate more than 60 emotional states, as well as conduct simple conversations on pre-set topics.
Sofia is primarily intended for entertainment. She travels around the world a lot and explains to people the importance of robots in the modern world. In 2017, she became a Saudi citizen, thus becoming the first robot to be granted citizenship.
Although it looks like a dog, the $75,000 Spot robot is not a pet. This is an industrial robot. He makes a lot of noise, but the main thing is that he does not have special skills in working with people. So close interaction with the robot can end in bloody consequences. The main use of Spot is to monitor equipment in hazardous environments, such as the sea.
Four-legged robots can also be used for entertainment. The famous Cirque du Soleil (Cirque du Soleil) takes Spot as an artist. Just look how this handsome man can dance.
Pepper is the world’s first social robot capable of recognizing basic human faces and emotions and understanding languages. To communicate with a human, the robot uses a touch screen placed on its chest.
In the first presentation, the bot was asked to present some of its features, to which Pepper responded: “I don’t want to brag, it could take more than 100 hours.” This unexpected response made everyone present laugh.
The Cassie robot is named after the Australian bird Cassowary, whose leg shape has been completely copied. This body provides the robot with natural agility and endurance.
Agility Robotics plans to adapt the robot for use in medical prosthetics. Perhaps in the future Cassie will be very useful for people who have lost limbs.