Handle Robot Reimagined for Logistics

Publicerades den 28 mar 2019
Handle is a mobile manipulation robot designed for logistics. Handle autonomously performs mixed SKU pallet building and depalletizing after initialization and localizing against the pallets. The on-board vision system on Handle tracks the marked pallets for navigation and finds individual boxes for grasping and placing.
When Handle places a boxes onto a pallet, it uses force control to nestle each box up against its neighbors. The boxes used in the video weigh about 5 Kg (11 lbs), but the robot is designed to handle boxes up to (15 Kg) (33 lb). This version of Handle works with pallets that are 1.2 m deep and 1.7 m tall (48 inches deep and 68 inches tall).

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  • Robô avestruz

  • why does this have the advantage over a normal omniwheeled robot with a gripper? i really wonder, I mean if it was legged i can understand you want to control the direction of the normal reaction from the ground, but i dont get the use of a two wheeled robot for logistics purposes..........

  • Poor handle. Every version of him is in uncanny valley.

  • The robot revolution won't be complete until we have millions of robots in the public sector creating tons of useless paperwork.

  • It's kinda reminds me of Sideswipe from ROTF...

  • It reminds me of an ostrich so cool

  • Water or air cooled, that is the question

  • Looks like Amazon is gonna be laying off another thousand or so workers...

  • looks like a booty burnout employee, hahah is it on purpose?

  • And so it begins...

  • Announcement Workers: Boss whats the matter? Boss: from tomorrow onwards, yall take a long leave Workers: Why? Boss: I mean don't ever come back to work

  • looks idiotic but works wonderfully

  • Ostrich

  • The rich get richer and the poor get poorer

    • @g reeves it takes nothing to recognize a loser whte trash bye bye and good vax :)

    • @AutoFuturo it takes one to know one, moishe

    • @g reeves Loser

    • @AutoFuturo yes

    • @g reeves are you antisemitic by chance?

  • Can we get like, an hour long version of this with “oddly satisfying” in the title? Watching them work is so hypnotic.

    • With that shopvac running constantly Don’t think the batteries last a hour.

  • Bro this design is weird as heck

  • air sucker bot

  • Sorting the ammunition for 4/11/37

  • Lol there goes your Amazon job

    • @Moo Toast so jobless is better.... Then all your worries are lifted.. wow

    • amazon is a terrible place t work and a horrible environment and lots of people have heart attacks there just because of all the stress so its good robots

  • They're like giant flamingos :D Slap some paper on them to make them look more like flamingos pls

  • Sell them to Jeff Bezos you'd make so much money

  • Just keep screaming I want $15.00 an hour

    • That argument cuts both ways: robots don't need CEOs. If the so-called "job creators" fail to create decent jobs, they're making themselves obsolete, and the case for letting them control so much of our economy gets much weaker.

    • @Hugh Janus that makes sense but you missed what i was saying. most companies dont have the initial capital to implement a change to a robotic system, and those systems have similar additional costs to traditional employees. machines break, just like people get sick. instead of health insurance you will need some sort of insurance to cover repair bills when things break. not to mention system upkeep. the fact of the matter is that most businesses just cant afford to do this, otherwise it would have already been done.

    • @Tzu Xao'Shin The issue with employees in not just 15/hr, it is how they tire out, how they need health insurance, how they can call in sick. Automation fixes many of these costs, they can work all day and night at the same performance, they do not need monthly health insurance, and they are dependable. As these machines keep progressing, they become more and more smart, and much much cheaper. They do not have to be perfect, just better than humans, and ends up that is quite easy now.

    • @Hayden Ross its the whole robots are coming for your job thing. the fact is only a select few companies have the capital to replace their entire workforce with robots, and when they break the repair guy is gonna cost you a whole lot more than 15/hr lol

    • What are you talking about

  • I love the way the thing on the back moves it makes the robot look natural

  • Me and the bois just pick up the entire pallet

  • the day this becomes cost effective we lose

    • Not exactly, new jobs will be made and products will be cheaper. Not all doom and gloom

  • The only customers will be other robots.

  • i love the off center counter weight

  • This one is an ostrich and the other one named spot is a goat.

  • This is what a 15$ minimum wage will look like

  • Rise of the MACHINES !!

  • good bye warehouse jobs

  • The sound is too loud. Can they fix it?

    • @Rampage If it isn't bolted down it is going to the workshop I'd say.

    • @a the mechanics

    • @a the mechanics

    • If a warehouse becomes automated who will be there to complain about it's noise?

    • they seem to be completely silent to me

  • Good booooi

  • more robots should have wheels on their legs, its just better

    • @Henry Stickmin it is actually, and it actually makes it easier to balance, compare footage to this robot to all of the other robots they make this thing is fluid fast and stable where as the others can barely balance. the other thing is wheels are far more efficient and faster on flat ground, legs only have an advantage at climbing extreme terrain and obstacles, put wheels on the legs and you have the best of both

    • you ever rode a bike or skateboard, and fell? the robot isn’t programmed to balance forever.

    • no, they might fall down more.

  • Wait until the bottom falls out and oil goes everywhere

  • Jobs being lost at an alarming rate to Robots and Illegals. America First!

    • Same old shit people say whenever a new technology enters the market, jobs will be lost but it'll enrich everyone lives because people will need to work less to get the same goods

    • @Gary Ritter that's an interesting viewpoint

    • holding back progress for the sake of keeping unskilled workers is short-sighted.

  • I see BD is working VERY hard to eliminate jobs in factories. Technology WILL be our downfall.

    • Isn't it good that boring and tedious jobs are done by robots? Society just needs to adapt to the new circumstances.

  • There goes my job

    • @Stuff ok good, I think I’ll be able to find a different job before then.

    • These robots are quite expensive so I reckon you still have a few good 3-4 decades to find another job

    • Not for a while yet. This job can still be performed faster and more reliably by a team of humans, or a stationary robot.

    • Rip

  • An early prototype of WALL-E

    • Early prototype of the Axiom

  • This is why UBI - or barbarism - is inevitable.

    • Eat the Rich, Save the Future!

  • You guys still hiring? I would like to make a similar one so it can hold groceries for me.

  • What $15 minimum wage looks like lol

    • @Gary Ritter You would be sorely surprised by the best of us. You are completely right though. 10-15 a minute is breakneck and you'll be feeling it the next day. Not sustainable at all. You and I will get to see the robots take over first hand!

    • ​@Max McIntosh not likely. No way are you picking 13+ items per minute AND building a stable pallet to go out without other people touching it. I pick orders in a warehouse driving a jack and also a forklift. This robot will work 24/7 for pennies on our dollar. Figure it costs $100k (i don't know because it isn't for sale yet, but Spot from them is for sale for 75k). And because it works 24/7 that replaces 3 people (1 per shift). That's 33k up front cost per human it replaces. After the first year, it's paid for itself. Doesn't even matter if it's slower than a person because the long term it'll work out. If it can do it at HALF a humans max rate, it still pays for itself in less than 2 years. Current industrial robots already run 80-100k hours without major break down, that's a decade of 24/7 labor. 2 years to pay for the humans it replaces, 8 more years of it just doing it's job without asking for union benefits. $25/hr X 40hr week = $1000 X 52 weeks = $52,000 x 3 humans = $156,000 x 8 years = $1,248,000. And it'll never ask for more money, never go on strike, and never catch a flu, or ever need paternity leave. The point is, they don't have to be AS good or AS fast as a human, to be totally worth replacing us in the long run.

    • @Max McIntosh ok lets do the math rq the robot did 3 cases in abt a min(before the time lapse) that's 3x60 = 180 cases per hour, I doubt u do 800 consistently but lets somehow take that as fact they need to pay an average abt 20k a bot x 4 bots, they pay 80k in total and electricity. If u work full time they are paying u 160 a day, 160 x 4 months is abt 20k, 800$ less and these robots dont need to be paid every month, if u have been working at the job for more than 4 months, financially it would've been better to buy a bot instead because they would do it at the same rate and they would do it for way cheaper over time.

    • @Chris And stellen We do it all the time already. Warehouses are open 24/7 even on holidays. I won't be worried until the robots have the visual acuity and speed of trained humans. Anyhow, the logistics of moving freight is only a stepping stone for these robots. I hope to see something like this inside of my home when I'm elderly. Wiping my ass for me and doing dishes haha.

    • @Max McIntosh but they can do it anytime for the cost of electricity and occasional mantenence

  • I can see these being useful for overnight prep to set things up for humans to start work in the morning.

  • "Your coming for my job i see"

  • Хотите сказать, отпадает надобность в грузчиках ... ? Ошибаетесь ... !!! )))

  • good, people are not needed for tedius tasks if a robot can do it but can they be used in all hypermarkets, like Walmart or every bigger store ? With robot and Alpha Zero era millions of jobs worlwide will disappear

    • @randomname You are right

    • @Sir Aroun maybe you should learn some skills so you don't become irrelevant by a robot doing a menial task.

    • that's why we need UBI and remove the rich.

  • That robots got a phat ass

  • God bless you all. The Gospel is 1Corinthians15:1-4=Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are SAVED, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, HOW THAT CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES; AND THAT HE WAS BURIED, AND THAT HE ROSE AGAIN THE THIRD DAY ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES. Ephesian 1:13=In whom ye also TRUSTED, after that ye heard the word of truth, the GOSPEL of your SALVATION: in whom also after that ye BELIEVED, ye were SEALED with that holy Spirit of promise. Ephesian 2:8-9=For by GRACE are ye SAVED through FAITH; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of WORKS, lest any man should boast. Romans 3:23-26=For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being JUSTIFIED FREELY by his GRACE through the REDEMPTION that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a PROPITIATION through FAITH in his BLOOD, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which BELIEVETH in Jesus. Without blood there is no life and without Jesus BLOOD no eternal life. senewss.info/slow/ocTGatunj8-Tccg/video

    • @Jedi S.H it’s not a random thing lol all it’s saying is that we were probably created by something else. It’s not assuming or guessing what it is that created us or writing religious books to adhere to for fake stories and commandments. Also, I never claimed that there is a creator, I said it’s stupid to assume that there isn’t a creator because it’s quite probable considering our universe had to of come from somewhere/something. Maybe you should actually listen to the scientists trying to find the answer because none of them would ever rule out that the universe was created one way or another by something we don’t understand.

    • @Kate Wiley so basicaly because we cant explain something lets put random things that we understand as a placeholder? if we cant comprehend or even imagine what the universe or what existence truly is then lets treat it as a cake and say that if a cake is on the table then someone must have baked it. I know that you and me and every single human is hungry for answers and i feel depressed that i will probably never get the answer to what existance truly is but lets not delude ourselfs and try to explain or comprehend existance in a youtube comment section with relegion or a random hypothesis because thats insulting to people that devote and have devoted their lives to finding that answer. So i dont assume anything when i say that there is no god/creator the only ones that assume anything are the ones that claim that god exists when we live 2021. You cant say to me to prove that something doesnt exist YOU who make a claim that something exists should be able to prove your point if you want me to accept it.

    • @Jedi S.H it’s pretty stupid to assume there isn’t a creator. It is very possible as there is still no explanation for the creation of our universe (the Big Bang only explains why it’s expanding). Sure, religion is a farce. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a creator/“God”.

    • It's alright Andy, I'm sure someone enjoyed reading your gospel. Thanks.

    • Andy MJ The idea of God is just a desperate attempt by our subconscious to make sense of the world and to try to convince ourselves that the universe is not the cruel and random place that it is. You’re making the world worse if you try to shove that down people’s throats.

  • И прошу заметить, Хандл загружает не автоматическую, а РУЧНУЮ тележку! ))))

  • I feel like a third wheel could come in pretty handy but then again where's the fun in that?

  • These ones are kinda cute, they have a goofy, janky charm to them

  • They remind me of robot dinosaurs, using their mouths to move things. All they need are some googly eyes

    • Omg if that’s you in your profile picture you are so handsome ❤️

  • That robot is thiccc

  • Are you able to design robots that don't look so frickin weird?

    • It looks like an ostrich

    • @TwoDumb Gamers Exactly! Their look really reminds me of an emu bird.

    • They kind of look and act like birds. How they pick twigs, sticks and worms up with their beaks and just drop them into place. Also their anatomies are remarkably similar! I wouldn't be surprised if they used birds in some design aspect for it!

    • @Ian Wilson Well, knowing people, it will happen someday, and it will have demand alright)

    • @paint kitty Um how about no... sex robots are even creepier, just the thought of it is cringe.

  • Liam Hendriks

  • Is the big mass in the tail controlled with the big motor just used for balance? is this energy efficient ?

    • It looks like an ostrich

    • I assume so. I'll bet most of that mass is functional: stick the batteries and computer in there.

  • lol wtf am i watching

  • It looks like a crane with some CAKE

  • The stack of boxes wasn't straight. It could be a problem with height. With sensors in every cup you could automatically put all the boxes in straight weight line which would be optimal to keep from falling. Or brick layered if it sorts stuff or packs different stuff that's going to the same place. Also one wheel would be more efficient with tilt-steer and would look cool. ( Or two independent tilt-steered wheels (tilting all the way down to 180°)) Though 2-3-4 wheels is obviously cheaper. Beautiful video

    • Feel free to give it a shot!

  • clever girl

  • B1b0. If we speed him up, he will take your job. See us in several years, when the rich doesn't need a working class anymore. *dance*

    • @Brock Burch sure. and cause the working class is known for its wisdom, this kind of technology won't harm anyone, right? (irony)

    • Hence why it is important to learn a skill/trade or postsecondary education, it isn't wise to rely on unskilled labor.

  • Не могу понять, зачем робот делает другую кучку коробок, когда можно было сразу ставить на дорожку? Или это снова презентация 3д мультипликации

    • Он загрузил на ручную тележку, придет рабочий и увезет, куда нужно! ))

  • Kpi is too slow

  • I'll have to ask my mother again, she said it looked like a cartoon character.

  • Their movement make them look like they breath and it makes them look so alive. I love it!

  • Vatican

  • One robot went on break for a longer period of time......RR is going to hear about this.

  • it looks cgi but is most likely real... *edit, realized i was a bit tired when i wrote this. It is real but it looks cgi*

    • boston dynamics have loads of other real robots, it's what they specialize in. this isnt fake

    • If this was CGI that would be equally impressive, also the reason it looks fake to our eyes is because the only time we’ve ever seen stuff like this is when it is fake

    • Why would a robotics company, make a "fake" robot? Lmao

  • Justin Thomas

  • LOL :D this is ridiculous :D they made 2 pallets in 1 hour? :D even not full pallets but half pallets thats really efficient :D

    • But you don't have to pay them, they make fewer errors, they can work longer hours uninhibited, and their long-term servicing and maintenance will provide skilled labor jobs for humans. As the technology develops, they will become even faster.

    • Slow but free (besides energy cost)

    • Check back in 2022.

    • It's a work in progress

  • Nice, so they can pick goods for consumers who cannot longer afford them because jobs decrease, while they need 2 or 3 to maintain their household.

    • @Theugleefish what a bad comparison.

    • Blame the overpopulation, not the company for researching useful stuff.

    • It is the rightful and inevitable future for humanity. Humans are meant to be intellectual beings, not pack mules. Humans should not be wasting their time cleaning, stacking, lifting, etc when a robot could do it.

    • Get with the times boomer. Same thing was said about gas pump attendants.

  • Twerking ostriches of Labor

  • Put forklift with pallet closer. No human should have such distance.

  • I assumed they'd stack the boxes far more precisely then that. Took them ages as well. At least they got that authentic "chuck it on the conveyor" ethic down 😂

  • A human can carry two boxes or human chain can move faster and more productive. Human gets injured they’re out new human in. Not. 2.5 million dollar robot with working parts and maintenance costs. you want robots you’re better off with a conveyor belt system and laser scanners and it looks like it needed a human to move that pallet pump jack

    • @Brandon let's put this into perspective. I remember when HD televisions cost thousands of dollars when they first started showing up on the market. Now anyone can walk into their local Walmart and buy a 2K 40" flatscreen for a few hundred dollars. The technology improves, things become sleeker, faster, and more efficient, and most notably cheaper to produce. I don't see the disappearance of menial labor jobs as a bad thing going forward. If anything else it should encourage people to pursue careers where they learn a skill/trade or pursue a postsecondary education, lest they be left in the dust. These robots will create jobs in fields that don't even exist yet because the tech is so new. They will still require maintenance and servicing, upgrades, and somebody doing quality control. Hell, you could even implement machine learning so these things adapt and learn new skills over time, which would require a "foreman" to instruct them and teach them to correct any mistakes they make. Just as the advent of computers created brand new career fields, from simple IT and repair to software engineers, so will robotics.

    • just wait some years when these will become cheap asf built in china, *crab rave* your jobs are gone

    • That's true. Humans are still cost effective against robots for complex tasks. But these robots can work 24/7 in total darkness. And they are accounted for differently in corporate accounting.

    • Its basically like those mobile idle game. Yes upgrading your dmg per click is efficient but you cant click while offline. Thats why most of us work on offline earnings.

    • Btw, just to entertain myself, I'm going to tell you a secret ;) If you had done any research you'd find BD has a conveyor belt robot that works extremely well and is apparently much more efficient than a human would ever be :) This robot is intended to work under different environments such as large Wearhouse and carry big boxes across long corridors :O!!

  • This robot would be better serving military uses than domestic.

    • I dont think you want to give a robot a gun

    • @Jason Tell that to the people who get laid off.

    • No it wouldnt

  • 100% Would buy one and dress It up as Big Bird then code it to be knocking over children in a mall or smashing windows in the parking lot with a baseball bat. 😂 Now whos more evil, the tool or It's inventor Muahahah!!

  • I used to do work like this. It's sad that jobs are potentially taken away by robots

    • @Callahan McGinty @River Petar and finally to be automized as well. Cause programming at least these kind of stuff will be automated even sooner than the logistic job itself. So there will be just 2 persons telling AI what they need to do. Why two? Bcs it would be too lonely to work alone

    • @River Petar a team of programmers and technicians replaces a whole warehouse that employed hundreds of people. these places are shitholes to work at but some people count on them

    • Well, you need to see this from a new angle. Now, this needs a skilled programmer to write application logic to operate and AI, at very least a whore team of programmers. Then you need a skilled team of technicians who need to maintain this kind of machines, and of course, do not forget various producers for all kind of parts that this machine is composed of, so you see there is a whole team of people who need to to be employed to operate this business.

    • Yeah, the number of jobs hasn't decreased, its actually increased....

    • Or opening more jobs, there’s more than one way to look at it

  • I am sure it’s every engineer’s dream to work for boston dyn. Super cool💪💪💪

  • Looks like a bird with a big booty on it, kinda cute

  • jeff bezos* salivating

  • Plus, after work, they can really get down on dance floor and do the chicken.

  • After depopulation they will be verry usefull

  • Wow how cool! Wait thats my job... dammit

  • T H I C C

  • Wouldn't a third wheel help with stability? Just a layman's perspective here. Still, really impressive.

    • @Douwe Duijn a 3rd wheel position can be moved around easily to help lower center of mass for carrying larger packages, additonally, running a gyro and hardware for stabalisation has to take a huge amount of energy. I dont think the original purpose of the robot was logistics but more of a proof of concept and a test of capability.

    • That would befeat the purpose from the robot because it can now carry very heavy packages by changing the center of mass. Adding and 3th wheel would stop no be beneficial and would only be more engery intensive.

  • 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸💪💪💪🙏🙏🙏

  • I am disgusted. Boxes that are pillar stacked will one day become the foundations of our doom and bury us all!

  • Wait, last time I saw Handle, it looked very different.

  • Nice booty

  • I find these things kinda creepy.

  • A smart robot would have moved the pallet closer...

  • kind of looks like an ostrich

  • they got the push up robot goin

  • Is it obvious to anybody else that these college boys have never stacked a pallet in their life!? Therefore these robots can't stack a stable pallet either!! On the other hand, I can see big business falling all over themselves to buy these robots! Robots that stack 1 pallet in an hour... Firing all the humans that stack 3+, more stable, pallets in that same hour!

    • @Ante Cash lets hope it is

    • @Ante Cash See how you are!? You could have had a legitimate comment but no, you have to add name-calling and now you're just a troll!

    • I was not aware that it is that simple to change out the attachment so thanks for that. However, I have not had the privilege of working with advanced automation. I have worked in basic dispatch warehousing environments and have pushed the boundaries in real-world logistic applications. The boxes coming apart is not a design flaw in the box its self, the boxes degrade and ware as they get moved handled, and stored, etc...The workers are aware of this and adjust accordingly. But to (drive to works point) why did it not stagger the boxes on the pallet that is simple logic, obviously if you move the pallet you can see the long rows will fall. Look we are not attacking the integrity of the genius people who built this it's just a humorous observation that they have little to no blue-collar experience and so what, they are creating an amazing future for us all.

    • @Thomas Winterburn If the items fall out of the bottom of the box, the packaging needs redesigned, not the robot. End effectors can be changed easily on most machines, depending on task requirements. I guess you haven't spent much time around automation.

    • @Thomas Winterburn I’m pretty sure it is. The next models will be probably be far more efficient.

  • " I Will be back..."

  • future looks interesting robots do all the work humans make tiktok

    • Robots doing TikTok would be much more entertaining

    • @TinyCockilluminati 🤣

    • @Im Dumb minor robot twerking

    • Id rather robots makin tiktok

  • SkyNet

  • долго всё это долго

  • welcome to unemployment

    • I really don't think you need to worry about these guys