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Unitree H1 General-Purpose Humanoid Robot

What the world needs is not another specific-purpose robot, but a robot that is more flexible.

The H1 humanoid stands about 71 inches (1800mm) tall and weighs about 100 lbs (47kg). The robot features a high-torque joint motor and gear train developed internally at Unitree. For perception, the robot includes a 3D LiDAR sensor and a depth camera. The leg joints are 5 degrees of freedom (DOF) and the arms are 4 DOF. The initial images of the robot do not include any hands, only a cushioned nub at the end of the arm. The company is teasing that the hands are in development.

No date for an official release was announced yet. However, the video claims the robot will be commercially available in the next 3-10 years. According to Unitree, the price of the H1 is expected to be below $90,000.

(Via TheRobotReport.)

This is what Robert Heinlein had in mind when he described Flexible Frank in his 1956 juvenile classic The Door Into Summer:

Just what did I want Flexible Frank to do? Answer: any work a human being does around a house. He didn't have to play cards, make love, eat or sleep, but he did have to clean up after the card game, cook, make beds, and tend babies - at least he had to keep track of a baby's breathing and call someone if it changes.

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