Inspenet, August 21, 2023.
Despite the great advances in terms of robotics and the development of autonomous systems intended to help us in some tasks, many prototypes still need to be materialized. In this regard, the Chinese company Unitree claims to be in the final stages of development of its humanoid robots .
Unitree H1: the robot that promises functionality
The creation is called Unitree H1 and has a human appearance. The company has a long way to go to convince us that this machine is really functional and is willing to assist us. At first glance, it appears to be only capable of moving quickly and withstanding the continual tests of its developers.
Its technical characteristics are extremely interesting. It has a height of 180 centimeters and a weight of 47 kilograms , in addition to being equipped with two Intel Core i7-1265U processors.
For its navigation in the environment, it incorporates a 3D LiDAR sensor and a depth camera. However, one of the notable advances of the Chinese robot lies in its extremities: the joints of the legs offer five degrees of freedom, while the arms have four degrees of freedom.
It may be surprising to note that this robot lacks fingers on its hands to grasp objects , although it seems that the version presented in the video is not the final one. The company has indicated, according to The Robot Report, that they are in the process of developing hands for their Unitree H1.
In relation to the launch, although there is no precise date, it is expected that in the next 3 years the company will issue information and learn more details about the initial design of the humanoid robot. It is anticipated that its starting price will be less than 90,000 dollars, approximately 82,000 euros at current value.