The THOR Robot

There is a humanoid robot named THOR.The THOR robot is actually real. It is created by the University of Virginia. The robot is designed to save lives.

 the thor robot

The THOR robot

The tasks are really big for a robot. One of the tasks is to actually drive a a vehicle. It also must clear rubble from a door and enter it. Once inside it must locate (using visual and auditory senses)a leaking pipe, then fix it. The last is to cut through a concrete wall using a power tool.

It will do all that at a competition for DARPA.  If they win, they will get $4,000,000 dollars. If they had robots like this when Fukushima power plant exploded, there would have been many lives saved.  Humans, with this technology, will be better prepared for disasters.

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