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Caltech’s LEONARDO Bipedal Robot Combines Walking With Flying for More Agile Locomotion
Caltech's LEONARDO robot can hop, fly, and walk on a tightrope, thanks to multi-joint legs and propeller-based thrusters. Researchers said hybrid locomotion could provide greater agility.

Vicarious Surgical CEO Discusses Novel Approach to Surgical Robotics, SPAC and NYSE Validation
Vicarious Surgical, which recently closed on its SPAC acquisition and started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, is taking a unique approach to robotic surgery.

Unlimited Robotics Unveils Gary Service Robot and Developer Platform
Unlimited Robotics claimed that the developer's platform for its new Gary service robot empowers engineers to build applications even without prior hardware knowledge.

10 Humanoid Robots to Keep an Eye on Besides Boston Dynamics’ Atlas
While humanoid robots are popular on the Web, most are still far from commercial use. Here are some noteworthy ones in addition to Boston Dynamics' Atlas that are in development.

Cassie Bipedal Robot Produced by OSU and Agility Robotics Runs 5K
Cassie, the two-legged robot developed at Oregon State University and commercialized by Agility Robotics, completed a 5K course untethered with only two stumbles.

7+ Robots to Watch for During the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games
Toyota and Panasonic have developed robots to provide assistance during the delayed Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. They will also showcase Japan's robot prowess.

Five Robotics Failures and What Developers Can Learn From Them
Humanoid robots, fruit-picking robots, and the ongoing self-driving car race show that rather than blame luck or overestimate technology, designers can learn from past mistakes.

Boston Dynamics Acquisition by Hyundai Motor Group From SoftBank Is Complete
Hyundai Motor Group has completed its acquisition of a controlling share in humanoid and legged robot maker Boston Dynamics, and the companies plan to expand their product lines.

RobotLAB and SoftBank Robotics America Partner to Offer Pepper, NAO, and Whiz in North America
SoftBank Robotics' Pepper and NAO humanoid service robots will be available for integration for educational and industrial use through RobotLAB, as will SoftBank's Whiz cleaning robots.

Chinese Service Robotics Startup CloudMinds Raises $150M in Series B Funding
CloudMinds, whose IPO was blocked because of the U.S.-China trade conflict, has raised money to continue development of humanoid service robots.

Top 10 Robots of Digital CES 2021
What were the most interesting robots of CES Direct 2021? While household, humanoid, and companion robots are staples every year, this year's virtual event showcased some promising autonomous systems.


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