The newest version of the 5ft 9in (175cm), two-legged cyborg is shown navigating snow-covered terrain, lifting 10lb (4.5kg) boxes with ease, and resisting a human’s attempt to knock it over.
Engineers are also seen taunting and teasing Atlas by repeatedly knocking one of the boxes out of its hands with a hockey stick, which could backfire later if the robot develops revenge programming. rt
“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,” Boston Dynamics said about the 180lb (82 kg) machine.
The video ends with the robot opening a door and exiting the building, presumably to go plot the fall of mankind.
Humanoid robot Atlas, a possible breakthrough for the cyborg takeover of Earth. dailygrail
In recent years the name Boston Dynamics has become synonymous with next-level robotics.
The robotics company has released a number of amazing videos showing off their creations.
Boston Dynamics have now released some footage of the new-and-improved model of their humanoid Atlas robot - one that can open doors, lift and place objects, recover from being pushed, and even stand back up after being knocked over. And those same emotions are bound to resurface, swinging from sympathy when Atlas is being pushed around, to trepidation when it gets pushed to the ground and manages to stand itself back up...remind me again where we've seen a robot keep getting up after being knocked down?
A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It 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.
Boston Dynamics Create New Humanoid Robot, Then Bully It to Guarantee Our Future Doom
Earlier this month, the company showed off their four-legged robot, Spot, and, again, staff were shown repeatedly kicking their creation as it slowly built up a resentment for humans.