Italian researchers have come close to building an Iron Man-like humanoid robot with jet engines

Dec 09, 2021 329

BY: Marcia Sekhose

The current big challenge for robots is to make them move around or even fly safely. Italian researchers have come close to building a robot that can fly. Meet iRonCub, a small humanoid robot that looks like a kid but it’s carrying four jet engines instead of a backpack.

iRonCub has been developed by researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), and it’s been some five years in the making for this Iron Man-like flying robot. The idea behind iRonCub was to install jet engines on its hands and feet to make the robot fly. It’s similar to the jetpack that Richard Browning developed.

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