A robot dog has shocked everyone in the tech industry as a video shows just how advanced it has become.
A ‘HyQReal’ robo-dog can be seen dragging an airplane that weighs a whopping 3 tons across the Geneva Airport in Italy.
HyQReal was created by researchers at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) as a device designed to support humans in emergency situations.
Luckily, as the video shows, the robot dog would almost certainly be capable of lifting a heavy human.
The robot dog drags the heavy airplane with apparent ease across approximately 33 feet before a researcher with a game controller makes it stop.
It’s an amazing feat, considering the HyQReal weighs just over 280lbs and is roughly 4ft long.
IIT revealed that the robot has ‘custom-made’ feet with special rubber grips attached so that it has strong traction on the ground.
Have a look! The new quadruped robot #HyQReal tested by pulling 3 tons airplane. Realized by Dynamic Legged Systems Lab @IITalk @Moog_Industrial @GenovAeroporto @PiaggioOfficial. #ICRA2019 #robot #robotics #technology #TechnologyNews #Engineering #futuretech #HighTech pic.twitter.com/QrF1JnlUWZ
— IIT (@IITalk) May 23, 2019