Google recently revealed a robot that they’ve been working on. The short article I read about it explains that that it is a 6’6″ robot that is vaguely humanoid with arms a torso and legs with wheels for feet. This robot can jump onto or over things up to 48″ high and travel on uneven terrain including stairs. It has a top speed of 9 mph and can go about 15 miles on one charge as well as carry heavy loads as it did in one clip of the video when it picked up and carried a 100 pound load.
This robot is awesome. I suggest looking at the short video to get a better idea about what it is. I like to imagine how this could one day be a part of everyday life in the future. Although they have a long way to go before they can make it safe to interact with humans, this is a great start and it is amazing to see how well the robot handles different obstacles.
McFarland, Matt. “Google officially reveals its latest robot.” CNNTech, 28 Feb. 2017, http://money.cnn.com/2017/02/28/technology/google-boston-dynamics-handle-robot/index.html. Accessed 28 Feb. 2017.