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The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), a research company specializing in humanoid robots, is developing a walking robot that resembles something out of Star Wars.

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), a research company specializing in humanoid robots, is developing a walking robot that resembles something out of Star Wars.

They robot is called HUBO FX-1, and is essentially a chair that is supported by a pair of robot legs. The robot weights 150 kg and a video of HUBO FX-1 reveals that it’s fairly slow and clunky, but KAIST is working on developing its responsiveness and fluidity of its movements so that it may climb stairs and lift heavy objects.

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