Entering stage left is Cassie, the ostrich-legged bipedal robot by Agility Robotics lab at Oregon State University. Along with a four-legged canine of the same species forms part of the lab’s mission to pioneer legged robot technologies and solve the mobility challenges.
Agility Robotics builds machines for academic, corporate, and military research and development, working towards a diverse range of near-future applications. Researchers at the lab hope legged robots will save American lives by scouting unknown spaces, perhaps in a military context serving as a mobile sensor platform that can go where people go.
Cassie could also signal the future of delivery and courier services, adding a ‘human’ touch to current drone delivery concepts. Agility Robotics outline the possibility of a fleet of similar robots delivering products to the consumer’s door, utilizing existing roads and walkways.
Cassie and Boston Dynamic's Spot quadruped robot is surely having a good time dancing, it is like they are already dancing on our graves. In an odd way, at the very end of the video, it kind of reminds you of two animals 'flirting' with one another, just before they go on their way to mate.
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