New Footage Shows Boston Dynamics’ Robot Atlas Strolling Through the Woods

By: | August 25th, 2015

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Boston Dynamics will be the reason robots eventually take over the world because their machines seem to progress faster than any other robotics company I’ve seen.

I’m only kind of kidding because the robots Boston Dynamics is working on will probably change the world at some point in our lifetime.

In the video below, you’ll see Spot, an agile autonomous quadruped, opening a door with ease. A year or so ago, I remember the same robot walking for the first time and now it’s running and jumping over hurdles, among other things.

Then you see Atlas, arguably the most impressive robot Boston Dynamics is working on, which can now walk through the woods and maintain its balance while being hit with heavy objects.

“We’re interested in getting this robot out into this world,” says Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert in the video, as part of MIT’s FAB 11 conference.

“We’re working on a version that doesn’t have that [power tether],” Raibert added when talking about Atlas.

Uh Oh. The future is coming…

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