Humanoid Robot Breaks Walking Speed Record

Unitree’s humanoid robot is nearly 6 feet tall and weighs 100 pounds

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

March 6, 2024

2 Min Read

A humanoid robot has broken the humanoid robot speed record.

Unitree shared a video of its H1 humanoid robot breaking the full-size humanoid speed world record at 7.3 mph, breaking the previous record of 5.5 mph. It can also dance. 

The company teased the HI general-purpose humanoid robot last summer in a video of it walking down a street and maintaining balance even while being kicked.

The humanoid robot has 3D lidar sensing and a depth camera enabling it to navigate autonomously through a space. It is nearly 6 feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has a typical human walking speed of 3.4 mph.

H1 builds on the company’s experience with quadruped robots. The company has several, and last summer introduced one of its newest four-legged designs, the Go2, which it called the latest example of the company’s “embodied AI” technology and as the potential “pet of the future.”

The Go2 is equipped with 4D lidar to enable multi-terrain navigation and allow it to climb stairs, play fetch, take photos and play music.

In December, the Hangzhou, China-based company released the B2 industrial quadruped robot that it said is the fastest-running industrial-grade quadruped robot. It has a maximum standing load capacity of 264 pounds, continuous walking load capacity of more than 88 pounds and is equipped for diverse environments with depth perception for coping with various complex challenges.

Related:Unitree Teases Humanoid h1 Robot

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About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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