Centauro Rescue Robot

We have seen the future of rescue robots, and it’s the Centauro. Developed by Italy’s IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, this 5-foot-tall robot sports a four-legged design and anthropomorphic upper body that’s capable of operating for 2.5 hours. Weighing in at 200-pounds, it’s designed to maneuver over rugged terrain and carrying out tasks requiring high strength, enabling it to serve as an efficient disaster response robot. “Having seen the potential of the robot capabilities and versatility, our effort will be placed on the industrialization of the robot hardware and the further development of our software. This will incorporate effective human-robot interfaces, application specific software tools, and utilities to facilitate the robot control taking into account the end-user perspectives,” said project researcher Nikos Tsagarakis. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing how to make your own magic lantern.

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