Carrying the Olympic torch has lengthy been often known as an incredible honor. With the PyeongChang Winter Olympics two months away, the torch is making its approach round South Korea. Apparently sufficient, one of many newest to hold the torch wasn’t human.
Hubo, a robotic created by Professor Jun Ho Oh, acquired the torch from his creator within the metropolis of Daejeon. In order to cross it to the subsequent runner, Hubo was challenged with drilling a gap by way of a picket wall made to seem like brick. It didn’t appear a lot of an issue for the KAIST-born humanoid bot.
The cause for the brick wall demonstration was to reveal certainly one of Hubo’s talents, catastrophe rescue. It’s designed to be a primary-responder bot and the show placed on in Daejeon clearly illustrated that.
Hubo gained the DARPA Robotics Problem again in 2015 because of its potential to modify again-and-forth between strolling and wheeling. By having Hubo carry the torch, Oh hoped to point out how far Korea’s robotics business has come.
You’d higher have some deep pockets in case you’re considering of buying a robotic like Hubo. Oh estimates the price of the bot as being round $500,000 to $1 million.