UBTech Introduces Humanoid Robot ‘Walker’ in Stormtrooper Gear

Published by , January 15, 2018 2:39 pm

(InterestingEngineering)  China-based UBTech has introduced Walker, a bot it deems “the world’s first commercialized biped robot”, promising this year to showcase “the addition of functional arms and a wide range of interactive control features.”
UBTech made the very wise choice to give Walker the look of a Stormtrooper in order to create some initial appeal. We focus on humanoid robotics,” a company spokesperson shared. “That involves limbs and walking. That’s something that we do well. Stormtroopers are universally identifiable. You see more Stormtroopers at Comic-Con than probably any other character.” In achieving the humanoid robot concept of balancing of form and function, it seems UBTech made a good decision to go with a Stormtrooper look.

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