This Robot Walks, Flies, Skateboards, Slacklines

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This is a that walks, flies, , , and might do much more one day. A portion of this video was sponsored by Bluehost. Start building a website with Bluehost today. Use my link to receive more than 65% off: bluehost.com/track/veritasium

Thanks to Prof. Soon-Jo Chung and everyone at the Aerospace Robotics and Control Lab at Caltech for the tour!

Kim, K., Spieler, P., Lupu, S., Ramezani, A., Chung, S. (2021). A bipedal walking robot that can fly, slackline, and skateboard. Science Robotics. - www.science.org/doi/10.1126/s...

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Written by Derek Muller
Filmed by Derek Muller, Trenton Oliver, and Emily Zhang
Edited by Trenton Oliver
Produced by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev, and Emily Zhang

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16 oct 2021






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zulfauzio Hace 12 horas
That was Epic !!
multicoloredwiz Hace un día
oh hell no. I see Raytheon sponsored this I hit dislike
Alissa Swan
Alissa Swan Hace un día
This is the beginning of gundam
Manaj Sarkar
Manaj Sarkar Hace un día
she is so happy
vaticinus Hace un día
This is nothing more than a toy.
ko'ãga Hace 2 días
That buzz is the sound humans will most fear when these machine would come to us to kill us
09Roush Supercharged
5h1t just got real!!
Daniel McIntosh-Tolle
Google just paid me 30 cents to tell it (you?) which of two unwatched Veritasium videos I preferred to watch based on their title and thumbnail. I told it this one. So now I am here.
PandemoniumCrow Hace 2 días
Is it me or could, if given enough time, this become a very viable piece of machinery for law enforcement and military operation? A heavy duty bulletproof robot that can take up to 7.62 and can get into high vantage points or fly over enemy barricades? Or a light scout that could easily fly over hills and residential apartment complexes to scout long distances for advancing troops? Or a fast Mobile riot control drone. I don’t agree that it should be done but technology like this inevitably ends up in military hands either way. So wether the world turns to a peaceful utopia or a Orwell style dystopia with droids like chappie, only time will tell and unravel this great tale. That’s one minute-ish, see you next time
No Bo
No Bo Hace 3 días
anyone who says their cheating, needs to take a class in creative problem solving
הר בוש
הר בוש Hace 3 días
wreird flex
I was dancing the sound coming out 🔊🔊🔊🎶🎶🎶🎶
bahrta sai
bahrta sai Hace 5 días
You say this isn't just a drone with legs, but it's name literally means "legs onboard drone". In others words "a drone with legs".
davidmrodriguez Hace 5 días
That's terrifying....the military applications are endless,...im already looking for weaknesses for when they turn on humans
Quinn Schick
Quinn Schick Hace 5 días
It reminds of a chicken! I once lifted up a chicken on a teeter totter, and it started flapping its wings to regain its balance. It's not enough to support sustained flight, but it's there for minor maneuvers
The Movie Reviewer
The Movie Reviewer Hace 5 días
💛i love it💛💛I will be glad💛💛much love💛
TDaniel Hace 5 días
He purposely didn’t include that guy behind him successfully slack lining. 😁
Happy Camper
Happy Camper Hace 5 días
'The portion of this video is sponsored by' was a great way to work
mihaiio C.
mihaiio C. Hace 6 días
looks and sounds like Bumblebee
Andreas Lindful
Andreas Lindful Hace 6 días
It's lady, because of the high-heels :)
2010WRXLimited Hace 6 días
your breatyh isn good you are a decent human
D0S81 Hace 7 días
never thought i'd see a robot in high heels
I77AGIC Hace 7 días
Xp Lee
Xp Lee Hace 7 días
Remember this day! Leo is the first step to Macross irl 😆
Groccoli :0 Z
Groccoli :0 Z Hace 8 días
using skateboard to save energy...how about putting some tiny retractable wheels on leo's feet instead?
Matthias Wolf
Matthias Wolf Hace 8 días
I like Leonardo's high-heels! ;)
Hans Dampf
Hans Dampf Hace 8 días
This is so creepy… China should fit a gun to it and there won’t be no need for social credit anymore
Damdaved Hace 8 días
I wanna see it bomb a hill
Hello Xp
Hello Xp Hace 8 días
5:50 Voice over: “You can tell from the footage I have no idea what I’m doing” Derek: *screams manly*
Wicakson75 Hace 8 días
Inspired from a robot games for smartphones that can " fly " or jump with jet engines ?
ANAY PANDYA Hace 8 días
4:10 it seems we got basic robot rights now 😂
Audi Nielson
Audi Nielson Hace 8 días
Yeah! It’s awesome!! NOT ANNOYING!!! 😂 Cool tho
Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson Hace 8 días
Sexy little strut that thing has in those pumps. Don't show this to John Oliver!
Nick Venters
Nick Venters Hace 8 días
Annnnnnnnd thats how we know we’re really picking up speed on the road to the robot apocalypse.
Trenton Arney
Trenton Arney Hace 9 días
I have to say I find the leg design really neat.
Moonpie Spotlight
Moonpie Spotlight Hace 9 días
Instead of skateboard, put wheels on the legs that can lock with solenoids and act as pods.
SpaceFlye Hace 10 días
Inb4 DJI sees this video and we'll have a new drone from them in the near future...
WelkinAtDusk Hace 11 días
1:23 The sound of the robot apocalypse.
Andy T
Andy T Hace 11 días
1.make a back pack with proper ratios for a real person. 2. plot a skater with a green suit and 100's of motion sensors. 3. record the skater with drone backpack. put them in a bowl, ramp and ollie obstacles. 4.model movements in a drone with the imput curves from human trials. 5. boom, your drone person is the shizzz it.
Diceshadow7 Hace 11 días
Yeah, but can it fry Pork Chops ? I didn't think so... , case closed.
JJ Valez
JJ Valez Hace 12 días
Carson George
Carson George Hace 12 días
“Can anyone slack line?” Is so relatable.
Skhxvudg9374bchc6 Hace 12 días
thank you so so much ,I ve find power in science finally
Ihavemyown BG
Ihavemyown BG Hace 13 días
Did I just head the word fly
Felix S. Bendigosa Jr.
Our boi is having fun!
Haze Hace 13 días
@1:37 "...to cancel, the weight of the lobot..." lol
Mandeep Dhami
Mandeep Dhami Hace 13 días
Builder 101
Builder 101 Hace 13 días
Praise the Lord! He has allowed us to improve on technology!
Boradumir Hace 14 días
The feet look a bit like highheels and that's a kind of sexy.... Why don't they change the feed into roller skates? if it should walk block the wheels... if it should roll, let them go
Aman Kumar
Aman Kumar Hace 14 días
Every one who is leonardo is awesome.
Bora Yurtoren
Bora Yurtoren Hace 14 días
A robot that can fly and walk on stilettos :-)
Deb0ch Hace 14 días
Hey, love your science ! Slackline tips : - keep your legs flexed and relaxed - you can't stop the movement of the line, try to control it of the line without trying to cancel it - the leg that you raise to take a step also helps you stabilize, you shouldn't try to keep your two legs on the rope Have fun 👋
Aaron Bieber
Aaron Bieber Hace 15 días
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
MrMrMrMrMrT Hace 15 días
Slacklining, while basically hovering above the slackline, surely must be easy.
Dr. Jimmy Yiming HUO
Dr. Jimmy Yiming HUO Hace 15 días
Space Gundam PoC design, 👏, Caltech!
Erik Asphaug
Erik Asphaug Hace 15 días
OK I have my sci-fi nightmare scenario soundtrack, hundreds of these things making their high-pitched whiiiirrring sound while they attack like killer flying monkeys
Shubhendra Patel
Shubhendra Patel Hace 16 días
6:30 you just listen to the robot's fan sound he's also nervous 😂😂
mohammed saleem
mohammed saleem Hace 16 días
These Lobots will take over soon...🙄
Ivan4es1 Hace 16 días
New type of Mars probes?)))
The Saints of Gold
The Saints of Gold Hace 16 días
You may not be ready.....
Sven Lima
Sven Lima Hace 16 días
I guess it's quite easy to find out if this flybot is cheating or not: Calculate the energy it needs for moving its weight on the ground and calculate the energy it needs to lift its weight from the ground. The bigger the difference the less it's cheating.
jfgh sjfsf
jfgh sjfsf Hace 17 días
How much water can be collected from the air at night? Dew is always on cars, the grass, etc overnight. If it were collected could it help droughts?
Aubrey Holman
Aubrey Holman Hace 17 días
What about that strut though? 🤣🤣
Andrew Quintana
Andrew Quintana Hace 17 días
This is clearly a collector from me2. The reapers on here for our here to be the harbingers of our salvation and to assume control.
Pabliski Malinowski
Pabliski Malinowski Hace 17 días
3:38 It falls so hilariously hahahaha
David Colmer
David Colmer Hace 17 días
imagine someday a quadruple amputee gets some kinda robot suit like this.. the person will be nearly limitless.
Brosovitzki Hace 17 días
jeez I hate this mosquito sound
Nitheesh Hace 18 días
More like the small thrusters in iron man suits which help in flight stability, but here, they are more for stability on the ground.. Noice!
Niraj pandey 9523
Niraj pandey 9523 Hace 18 días
How did people in the olden days create software without any programming software?
Thomas Fodor
Thomas Fodor Hace 18 días
Very cool technology and all, but seeing as how this is going to be used to help round many of us up and put us into "resilience centers" for having differing ideological views of how we should peacefully and freely live our own lives... it's gonna be scary...
Rifat Hasan
Rifat Hasan Hace 19 días
Chyme Hace 19 días
adslzr Hace 19 días
I look forward to going back to this video and realizing that this should've been noticed as a sign of the end of humanity.
Mark Jolliffe
Mark Jolliffe Hace 19 días
Sick sick world being created! Personally, I wish it would all stop.
Popotato Hace 19 días
Now weaponize and armor him
KiNA Suki
KiNA Suki Hace 19 días
He has legs, can hover... but he uses skateboard?
Brendan Beckett
Brendan Beckett Hace 19 días
This might be a winner
harjit grewal
harjit grewal Hace 19 días
Of Course he can!
Rounak Singh Buttar
Rounak Singh Buttar Hace 21 un día
Ahh, humans
Isaiah Tolbert
Isaiah Tolbert Hace 21 un día
Not sure where Vechs' comment went, but Raytheon logo at 5:22. This drone sponsored by weapons manufactures and Veritasium is selling out for them. Not the first blatantly pro-military/police tech video he's made though...
The System
The System Hace 21 un día
Metal gear it's a literal metal gear Kojima would be proud
zipbob90 Hace 21 un día
They keep saying that the drone part only provides balance like arms, but I don't think you would weigh much less if you T-pose to walk a tightrope. lol Cool tech, but I don't get why they pushed so hard against it being a drone with legs. Poor Leo is going to have an identity crisis...
binod bista
binod bista Hace 21 un día
Gaban C
Gaban C Hace 21 un día
I'm a little curious about the carbon fiber helmet it has. Does it only act as a light weight helmet/shield for its internal components or can it do more?
Henri Wahl
Henri Wahl Hace 22 días
I-Robot incoming. Bye bye liberty.
Delta V
Delta V Hace 22 días
"Not many people can skateboard backwards!" Fakie News!
Hades3k Hace 22 días
I'm actually not impressed by this robot at all. As much as they try to talk it up as not a drone it's completely a drone with legs. If having contact with the ground is what makes Leonard so much better than a done, Leonard is a very bulky overly complicated design. Simply adding tracks, or quadrupedal legs to a drone would make it infinitely smaller but equally as useful. The video at the end really showed the flaw of Leonard, it can't walk down stairs, so the bipedal function is incredibly limited, so again, drone with legs.
Dominik Baričák
Dominik Baričák Hace 22 días
How does that compare to humans? Oh humans... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH HA 🙃🙂😶 lul
Mââk Toor
Mââk Toor Hace 22 días
I'm always amazed at the delusional sense of childlike optimism of these inventors whose lives and minds are dedicated to building the technological monsters who will make our planet a living hell tomorrow.
ridespirals Hace 23 días
can't wait until one of these boys lands on Mars or a moon or something
Shubham Roy
Shubham Roy Hace 23 días
Everyone : its windy outside Leanado : Yeeeeeeeeeeet!!!
Len Man
Len Man Hace 23 días
Nah. I don't want these things walking/flying around everywhere.
Len Man
Len Man Hace 23 días
So, in the future If I steal a candy bar I can look forward to a man sized version of this flying at me with handcuffs.
TheJerbol Hace 23 días
It blows my mind that I'm saying this, but this doesn't seem that impressive or really useful, it's just a drone with long legs. To be able to fly removes pretty much all the utility of having legs in the first place, since you need a really light frame and power supply. A fun design challenge I'm sure but the usefulness is questionable imo
Oblithian Hace 23 días
So we should give drones ballast.
Thompson Evergreen
Thompson Evergreen Hace 23 días
Looks like it's CGI tbh, maybe it's just the shadows or perfectly clean plastic but yeah looks like bs
Thompson Evergreen
Thompson Evergreen Hace 23 días
Also the camera seems digitally done like they've added in blurring effects and shake cam after to make it seem more realistic
Anthony van Hamond
Anthony van Hamond Hace 23 días
CliffordChase Hace 23 días
Are those pumps sexy or what ? God I'm lonely .... where is the Tractor grease?...
Sudeep R
Sudeep R Hace 24 días
Isn't it more like the drone just dragging the skating board using friction from contact points rather than really skateboarding?
Seth N.
Seth N. Hace 24 días
AT-ST leg and stabilization technology incoming!!!
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