In Pictures: World-saving robots

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

HUBO – Drexel University HUBO is a four-foot all, 41 kg humanoid robot with dexterous hands, a carrying capacity of 10 kg and a one-hour run time on its battery (Read how DARPA is exploring ways to extend battery life for robots by up to 20x). A series of videos on the team’s website shows the robot performing a variety of tasks, including dancing, doing pushups and even throwing the first pitch at a Philadelphia Phillies baseball game.

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