Robonauts or Men - Which Will Step Foot on Mars First ?

Robonauts or Men – Which Will Step Foot on Mars First ?

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Mars will probably be the next giant leap for mankind – but it’s not certain that the feet that step onto it will belong to a man or woman. The development of the robonaut, humanoid robots to go to Mars in our place, is well underway. Some experts say they’re cheaper, safer and more effective than sending humans to the red planet. So will a living, breathing person ever set foot on Mars? It was difficult enough getting to the moon, 239,000 miles, or 385,000 kilometres away from Earth. That’s nothing, compared to the 34 million mile, or 55 million …

Boston Dynamics Atlas walking with a man

5 Amazing Robots 2016 – The Shape of Things to Come – Atlas, Spot, Cheetah, Pepper, ASIMO

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Boston Dynamics Atlas humanoid robot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY Met Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by the American robotics company Boston Dynamics which now owned by Google. It was developed with funding and oversight from the United States – Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or (DARPA) Altas stands 1.8m or 6 foot tall, weighs 150Kg and is designed for a variety of search and rescue tasks. Atlas is based on Boston Dynamics’ earlier PETMAN humanoid robot. It has four hydraulically-actuated limbs and is constructed of aluminum and titanium and is illuminated with blue LEDs. Atlas is equipped with two vision systems, a laser …