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Unitree says its new design is the fastest-running industrial-grade quadruped robot

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

December 4, 2023

1 Min Read
In a video demonstration, the new robot is shown climbing up and down stairs

Unitree Robotics has released a new version of its quadruped robot, Unitree B2, for industrial inspection use cases.

The new robot design has lidar for obstacle detection and navigation, a standing payload of around 264 pounds and a battery life of four to six hours.

In a video demonstration, the new robot is shown climbing up and down stairs, navigating obstacles including a pile of wood and plants, jumping from a table to the floor and walking on slippery surfaces.

The robot can also switch between legs and wheels, with the wheels locking to remain stable even when traveling down stairs and uneven surfaces.

Compared to the robot’s previous iteration, the B1, the company said the B2 has a 100% increase in sustained load and a 200% increase in endurance. It also said the B2 is the “fastest running industrial-grade quadruped robot” moving at speeds of up to 19 feet per second. 

This week, Unitree also released a new video of its humanoid robot, H1, showcasing its progress in developing the robot’s stability and obstacle navigation, with the robot withstanding several kicks from a team member and carrying a 66-pound load.

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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