Cassie Robot

Cassie the robot may be missing a torso, but it does have a 3-degrees-of-freedom hip, similar to humans, enabling it to move forwards, backwards, side to side, and rotate as well. Its powered ankles also allow it to stand in place or squat without having to constantly move its feet. An integrated battery power system keeps the on-board computers running smoothly. “This technology will simply explode at some point, when we create vehicles so automated and robots so efficient that deliveries and shipments are almost free. Quite simply, robots with legs can go a lot of places that wheels cannot. this will be the key to deliveries that can be made 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, by a fleet of autonomous vans that pull up to your curb, and an onboard robot that delivers to your doorstep,” said Jonathan Hurst, associate professor of robotics at the OSU College of Engineering, and chief technology officer at Agility Robotics. Click here for the first image in this week’s things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a family who decided to live in a converted school bus.

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