Honda is developing a robot designed to navigate through treacherous conditions following an emergency. It’s a rescue robot, and it can remove rubble, climb ladders, and fit itself into tiny spaces.
Like all robot prototypes, this one is expensive and unwieldy and definitely not ready for real-world conditions just yet. Still, look at the little guy climbing the ladder! He’s adorable!
The robot, called E2-DR, will be perfect for finding and eliminating any lingering human survivors after the robots attack.
Honda's disaster response robot capable of climbing a ladder and more; 90-minute battery life. pic.twitter.com/ayv5wJJtXS
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At 5.5 feet tall, the E2-DR weighs a hefty 85 kg, but it’s still narrow enough to fit through gaps just 30 cm widehttps://t.co/BkwC3NL07E
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This disaster response robot can climb ladders, fit into tight spaces, and withstand rain for 20 minutes pic.twitter.com/lR1iPGnRbj
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