Boston Dynamics Atlas Humanoid Robot is Disturbingly ‘Incredible’

Google’s robot outfit Boston Dynamics released a new video of their latest version of the humanoid robot Atlas. Watch below to reset your thinking of what robots can do today.

Boston Dynamics revealed a new version of Atlas, a humanoid robot that is designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. Atlas is specialized for mobile manipulation says the Google owned robot company.

A new video shows Atlas opening a door and walk outside in a snowy forest. The movements are incredible human like. The robot even slips the same way humans do on snow.

In the video Atlas is also shown lifting boxes and place them into a shelf. In another scene a developer pushes Atlas over and he falls on his face. After a couple seconds he gets back up by itself.

Now if Atlas would get angry and charge at the guy with the stick, we would have reached the end of humankind and the robots take over.

The robot is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

Watch the amazing video of Atlas below.

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