Today: Apr 17, 2024

Electric robot startup reveals somersaulting humanoid.

3 months ago

TLDR: Humanoid robotics startup MagicLab has unveiled a prototype of its electric bipedal robot that can perform front flips, challenging the same moves made by Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot. The Silicon Valley-based company has developed motor joints and actuators for its robots to give them high levels of mobility and balance, as demonstrated by the somersaulting robot. MagicLab said the electrically powered robots are less expensive to build and maintain compared to hydraulic robots. Potential applications for the robots include search and rescue, logistics and transportation, industrial automation and entertainment.