Creating a walking robot is no easy task. But despite numerous efforts throughout the years, people are still trying to create robots that can truly walk around our environments like we do. Motherboard met with Agility Robotics, a small startup in Oregon that is one of many trying to crack the code of creating the perfect bipedal robot.
Agility Robotics occupies the ground floor of a new-construction building along the Willamette river. The entire space is surrounded by windows, dominated by the north wall looking over the river to the green park space. We are equipped with the tools and workspaces needed for robot debugging and assembly, in a bright and open space. A public riverfront walkway passes the building, providing a convenient path to nearby downtown restaurants and breweries.