Bladerunner and Robocop are movies that everyone has seen. Terminator, iRobot, and AI are just a few examples. Will robots play some role in the future of our planet? Will machines take over the earth someday? Robots that are now in existence and function in some ways that are remarkably human-like are astounding and almost alarming. Look over this list of the most cutting-edge robots in existence and judge whether or not we will all be “Terminated” at some point.
1. HRP-4 Robots
Real “life-size” humanoid robot HRP-4 was created to demonstrate how well robots and people can cohabit. Hopefully, by mimicking a “thin athlete,” it will be more palatable to others. A variety of objects may be handled by HRP-4 because of advancements made to its limbs, which have also made its body lighter and smaller.
HRP-4 is 151 cm tall and about 39 kg in weight. Its bag can be equipped with a laptop to offer more robotic capabilities. The robot can identify and follow objects and human faces. In response to spoken orders, it can also strike a variety of positions.
2. Spot Mini
Have you watched the robot episode of Black Mirror? The robot from the show looks exactly like the Boston Dynamics Spotmini. Spot mini is an all-electric robot that was first unveiled to the public in 2017 and lasts roughly 90 minutes on a single charge. It has been demonstrated working alongside ten Spotmini robots to pull a huge vehicle with a payload of up to 14 kg. In addition, it can climb stairs, open doors, and move in a startlingly lifelike manner.
A Hanson Robotics creation Sophia is a robot that resembles a person and was developed to realize our hopes for the potential of AI. When future robots begin to mix with the human world we currently live in, according to creator David Hanson, rights for robots will be incorporated into our society. Sophia’s creators aim to create a true AI sentience, and she is fully autonomous and capable of a variety of activities.
The very first robot to be granted legal personality anywhere on earth, Sophia has been granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia. Sophia even has its own Twitter account!
Honda created ASIMO, a humanoid robot, with the intention of building a machine that could live in harmony with humans. The most recent version, which was originally unveiled to the public in 2000, was then made available in 2011. This version is the first autonomous robot in history, capable of maintaining behavior without supervision or human interaction.
With improvements in intelligence and mobility, ASIMO is considerably better able to blend in with crowds in settings like offices or public spaces.
ASIMO is already equipped to adapt to its surroundings and to items or people that come into its vicinity. Even when numerous persons are speaking at once, which might be challenging for humans to do, face and voice recognition are commonplace. ASIMO can also anticipate the path that a person will take when walking, enabling it to steer clear of any potential collisions. Of course, ASIMO is also capable of using sign language, walking on uneven surfaces, jumping, hopping on one or two legs, running (at a speed of about 9 kph), and even pouring liquid into a cup or glass.
5. NASA Valkyrie
The Valkyrie, one of the planet’s most advanced humanoid robots, was created by NASA-JSC in 2015. In 2016, the University of Edinburgh in Scotland received Valkyrie, which will be used by its students to conduct research projects. Valkyrie, a 125 kg, 180 cm tall robot, intends to make significant strides in perception, motion planning, and humanoid control.
This super robot was created by the Russian FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) program, and it can fire firearms! Don’t be alarmed; it can also run a drill, move weights, open doors, change light bulbs, enter a lock, drive cars, etc. FEDOR, who weighs about 105 kg, is about 180 cm tall. FEDOR is obviously independent; it can obey voice commands and be managed remotely.
C-Astra is a smart LiDAR robot that was introduced by Invento Robotics in April of this year and aids in both patient screening and area disinfection. The robot C-Astra, which is semi-automatic, is also employed to combat the coronavirus. It employed thermal cameras to measure body temperature and UVC light to sanitize buildings.
MarsCat is a bionic intelligent home robot created by Elephant Robotics that intends to surprise and comfort the owner. It is completely self-sufficient and has the ability to play with toys, hear your voice, and feel your touch. The robot contains a quad-core Raspberry PIa processor with capabilities such as image recognition and distance sensing.