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Researchers built a centaur robot to rescue you from danger

Michael Tabb
By Michael Tabb

Video journalist

Greek mythology is edging closer to reality with the help of modern robotics.

Researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology have created a new robot they call Centauro. Because it has four legs, it’s more stable than most bipedal robots. And the humanoid upper half enables it to lift objects and chop wood just like a human can. At least, like some humans can.

It’s designed to enter disasters zones too dangerous for emergency responders, while a human controls it remotely.

Watch the video above to see it in action.

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