Seven weeks ago, Google made waves in the robotics world with a human-like robot that could walk on uneven terrain, lift boxes and get back up after falling. Such abilities hadnâ€™t been seen in one robot. Now Google (formally known as Alphabet) is at it again. Another robot has emerged from X, the companyâ€™s experimental labs, roaming outdoors on two legs, according to a new video that surfaced from a conference in Japan.
While experts call it an impressive demonstration of balance and two-legged walking, it remains unclear what real-world uses Google or anyone could have with a legged robot in the near term.