Humanoid Robot Shows Superhuman Speed, Precision

The design, from Astribot, is shown to outperform a human male

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 17, 2024

1 Min Read
A still from Astribot's video showcasing S1's capabilities

A new humanoid robotics company has made its debut. 

Senzhen-based Astribot unveiled its design in a video showing it performing a range of household tasks, including peeling vegetables, opening a bottle and stacking cups at an impressive pace.

The robot’s speed is also demonstrated by showing it pulling a tablecloth from beneath a stack of wine glasses, without breaking any.

In the video caption, Astribot also wrote: “the future of AI Robot [sic] is here, and it's naturally yours.”

Astribot said the robot, dubbed S1, has “unparalleled agility, dexterity and accuracy.”

According to the company, S1 can perform movements with a top speed of 32 feet per second and handle a payload of 22 pounds per arm – faster and more precise than an adult human male, according to Astribot’s website.

S1 is also shown mimicking human actions, demonstrating what Astribot calls its “human-like learning” and showcasing how companies could potentially leverage it for a number of dexterous tasks.

According to Astribot’s website, the company launched in 2022 and took a year to develop a prototype of its S1 robot. 

S1 is expected to reach commercialization next year.

The launch comes amid a wave of increasingly dexterous and intelligent humanoid robots. 

Since the beginning of this year, companies have unveiled the world’s fastest electric humanoid and a robot that can learn tasks in 24 hours, while Boston Dynamics launched an electric version of its Atlas robot that it said can “exceed human capabilities.”

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About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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