Chinese scientists build world’s fastest humanoid robot

Boston Dynamics AtlasA Chinese bipedal robot has set a new world speed record for a humanoid robot — and can maintain its balance when knocked off course.

The newest version of Unitree’s H1 robot, called “Evolution V3.0”, is a bipedal robot that stands a little over 5 foot 11 inches (1.8 meters) tall and weighs less than 110 pounds (50 kilograms).

In a video released March 1, the H1 is seen walking at its maximum speed of 7.4 miles per hour (3.3 meters per second) — its most arresting feature — although the company claimed it can potentially reach a speed of 11 mph (5 m/s).

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