When it comes to robot training, the United States is far behind the rest of the world.
But that’s not stopping a group of engineers from working on an amazing machine: the Xactimate.
Created by the University of Washington, the robot is capable of moving up to 25 feet in height, climbing walls up to 30 feet in diameter, and even lifting itself onto the ground.
In fact, it’s so powerful that its creator even managed to walk himself up a concrete wall and onto a moving train.
While this is not a real-world robot, Xactimates have been used for testing purposes before, such as the DARPA Robotics Challenge.
Now, the University and the UW have teamed up to create the first full-scale, fully autonomous robot capable of walking on two legs.
XactiRobot, or X-Robot for short, will be the first of its kind.
It’s based on the humanoid robots used in movies such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine television series.
But this is far from the only humanoid robot in use today.
In September, the National Science Foundation announced it had secured $4 million in a DARPA-funded grant to develop a fully autonomous humanoid robot that could be used to train soldiers in the field.
In March, a group from Georgia Tech unveiled its first fully-autonomous humanoid robot, called Biosurf.
Biosurb was built with sensors that allowed it to scan for and detect the movement of its prey, which was then automatically tracked by the robot’s motion sensors.
While the Biosufer is more powerful than a standard humanoid robot—it can lift up to 15 tons—its main drawback is its size.
Its design is designed for a robot that can’t easily be placed on a sidewalk or sidewalk slope.
“We designed the BIO-2 to be the best humanoid robot to go through a robot training program,” said Michael Koval, a robotics and artificial intelligence professor at Georgia Tech.
While it’s still in development, Biosuruf’s first test on a pedestrian sidewalk was a success.
Koval and his team also recently successfully trained the robot on the side of a highway, successfully navigating through the snow with only a few inches of snow separating them.
This was especially impressive considering the robots design is based on a humanoid robot’s skeleton, which is built to withstand extreme cold and heat.
“This is not the first time the University has been involved in the development of humanoid robots,” said Koval.
“In 2016, we were working with a Chinese manufacturer on humanoid robots that could walk, but the cost was prohibitive.
The University is not only providing the design and technology, but also providing the financial support to help fund the development.”
In addition to the DARVA Robotics Challenge, the Robotics Challenge Foundation (RCTF), a non-profit organization focused on building and sustaining the capabilities of robotics, also received a $4.3 million grant from DARPA.
The RCTF has a long history of partnering with universities to build and maintain robots, and this is no exception.
In 2017, the university also donated more than $3 million to the RCTP to help the institute with robotics development and research.
“The University of Georgia has a strong track record in robotics research and development,” said RCT director Andrew Jones.
“These robots are designed to learn from humans and to become better at learning from them.
They are not a replacement for a human.
They can help us learn how to better train them.”
In 2019, the RTS Foundation received another $1.3 and a $3.6 million grant.
The group is focused on helping universities, research labs, and research institutions build and operate robot learning programs, which they are currently working on developing.
The U.S. government has also provided a $1 million grant for research and education on humanoid robot development, robotics, and robotics education.
In addition, the Department of Defense has a $25 million grant to support robot development.
With this kind of funding, the U.s. is well positioned to take advantage of robotics’ ability to teach itself to be smarter and more intelligent.
“Robotics is poised to revolutionize everything from education, to manufacturing, to transportation,” said Robert Langer, associate director for robotics and robotics research at the U-S Army Research Laboratory.
“As we begin to use robotics to develop robots with greater autonomy, it will be important to ensure that we are using this technology responsibly and with due regard for human and nonhuman life.”
The first humanoid robot currently being tested by the U of G is called BOSURF.
The robot was built by the Robotics Engineering and Development Center at the University.
“With BOSUF, we are testing the next generation of robotics to enable human-robot interaction and training,” said Dr. Matthew A. DeBry.
“Our goal is to