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Unitree Claims To Have Developed the World’s Most Powerful Humanoid Robot


The Chinese Robotics Company, Unitree, is behind H1 — what is now being dubbed the “world’s most powerful humanoid robot”. What exactly makes H1 so special and strong enough for Unitree to make this bold claim?

H1 is a bipedal robot that stands at 5’11”, which is a few inches taller than the average height of a human. It weighs 100 pounds and boasts an advanced powertrain to amp it up with the highest level of speed, power, maneuverability, and flexibility. To put things in perspective, H1 has a similar walking speed to a human and can even take on kicks, shoves, and pushes from external forces while maintaining balance.

These capabilities alone already knock Tesla’s Optimus Gen-2 out of the running as the “world’s most powerful humanoid robot”.

Unitree’s H1 is not short of advanced robotics technology and features. It has a 3D LiDAR sensor, a depth camera for vision, and combined shoulder motions for the realization of 3D spatial degrees of freedom. This tells you that H1 is one capable and powerful general-purpose humanoid robot that can be deployed and used for various tasks such as carrying objects, opening doors, dancing, and even communicating with humans using speech and gestures.

These features make H1 a more “powerful” humanoid robot already than Agility Robotics’ Digit V4.

With Unitree’s vision to make legged robots more accessible to the public, the company has designed H1 to be adaptable and customizable. With that, its modular components can be replaced or upgraded to enhance its capabilities and fit the requirements of the individual or company who purchased it.

Aside from Unitree claiming H1 to be the most powerful humanoid robot in the world, they also plan on making it the most cost-effective one. While it costs a whopping $150,000, this price tag is fairly cheaper compared to other humanoid robots currently available (or for pre-order). Unitree does have a plan on lowering the price in the future but we don’t see how they plan on doing it without sacrificing H1’s tech or quality.

If you’re convinced that H1 is indeed the most powerful humanoid robot in the world right now and would like to get your hands on it, then you can pre-order one on Unitree’s website. However, rumors are circulating that Unitree may be releasing H1 to the public this year. Nevertheless, we’re excited to see how H1 will be in the workplace and society.

Sota Takahashi

Sota Takahashi is a Japanese-born electrical engineer. At the age of 18, he moved to Seattle and completed his Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Washington, Seattle. Being a fan of all things tech, he channels his geeky side through this website, and with his wife Linda, shares knowledge about robot pets and how they can be lifelong and advantageous companions for both children and the elderly.

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