Robotics Investor Predicts Widespread Use of Robotic Legs

Published by , May 14, 2018 1:21 pm

(CNET)  Robotics investor Andy Rubin predicts the widespread use of robotics legs versus wheels in the future. Rubin recently showed off a pair of torso-less robotic legs called Cassie that mimic biological balance and movement and that are built by Agility Robotics, a startup that Rubin funds.
“You’ve seen last-mile delivery vehicles. If you want one of those to walk up the front steps of your house and go up to the door, the only way you’re going to do that is with legs,” Rubin said. “The majority of the population lives in high-rises. Entering an elevator and going to the front door — that’s just not something you’re able to do with wheels.”

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