Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

  • A new robot centaur is capable of aiding in disaster situations and has a mean karate chop. Called Centauro, the 1.5-m-tall (5 ft), 93-kg (205-lb) robot combines two arms with four legs in a robust construction to give it both dexterity and stability while dealing with harsh environments.
  • ​SAFFiR, the US Navy's experimental firefighting robot, may be in for some competition. That's because researchers at IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia have successfully tested a new-and-improved version of the WALK-MAN humanoid robot, which is designed to support firefighters.