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A technology startup introduced a humanoid robot that conquered the Great Wall of China for the first time in history

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun7,2024

Technology startup presented a humanoid robot that conquered the Great Wall of China for the first time in history

The Chinese company Robot Era demonstrated the robot XBot-L, which became the first humanoid to  the legendary Great Wall of China.

The XBot-L robot, while not with extraordinary speed or flexibility like other robots, has demonstrated impressive mobility for a humanoid. He confidently navigated ruined areas and uneven surfaces, easily climbed stairs, and upon reaching one of the watchtowers, he even performed several elements of tai chi.

One of the main advantages of XBot-L is its ability to navigate ;unpredictable landscapes and in poorly lit enclosed spaces, where other robots could get confused. The company explains this using its own reinforcement learning algorithms.

«Our perception and reinforcement learning algorithms help the robot better navigate in unfamiliar conditions and make the right decisions»,&nbsp ;— explained Robot Era co-founder Yue Xi.

Although this demonstration is not considered a breakthrough in robotics, the originality of the promotion from Robot Era, created with the support of the Institute of Transdisciplinary Information Sciences of Tsinghua University in Beijing, deserves attention. The display of a humanoid robot at one of the most famous monuments in the world — a successful marketing move to attract the attention of potential customers.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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