In Pictures: World-saving robots

These human-like robots could be the first responders to major disasters in the future

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THOR – Tactical Hazardous Operations Robot THOR is being built by the Robotics and Mechanisms Laboratory at Virginia Tech, along with partners. The robot has human-like range of motion with the ability to operate untethered. Its software perceives the world through 3D navigation, giving it dexterous manipulation through rugged terrain. This computer-generated rendering of THOR ran in Popular Science magazine.

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