We reported on the DARPA Humanoid Challenge before, but now we finally have a video that shows what would be the ideal winner of the contest, as imagined by the Universities behind the HUBO humanoid robot.
Of course this is just an animation showing a perfect scenario, but as far as what is publicly known, no humanoid robots are anywhere close to being able to accomplish such tasks on their own. Nevertheless, we did not expect to see such rapid progress for self-driving cars over the last few years, so this challenge has the potential to give a significant boost as to how humanoid robots perform. We’re very eager to see the first results of this challenge. Tell us about your hopes and fears about the outcome of this challenge.
Via IEEE Spectrum.