Google's robotics subsidiary Boston Dynamics just unveiled a scary-fast and agile wheeled robot that could make online orders arrive even faster and generally make the service industry more efficient, though less human.
A video recently published on YouTube reveals a robot that can roll around quickly on two wheels, turn 360 degrees on a dime and easily bend down to about half its height. This makes it an ideal robot for lifting heavy packages and moving them around faster than a human might, with surprising stability.
Boston Dynamics, which is known for developing robots with legs, says the wheeled robot is much more efficient than a legged robot as well, according to Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert.
Boston Dynamics' older Atlas robot.