Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Robot Can Now Do Backflips

By: | November 20th, 2017

Atlas robot


A good bit of time has passed since we last checked up on the Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics. Back then, the bot was simply getting a few upgrades, being pushed around, or simply taking a stroll through the woods.

Now, believe it or not, Atlas can perform backflips rather easily. What’s more it hops around doing box jumps, showing off its standing vertical jump, time and time again before doing the flips.

There’s not some huge prep process to get the Atlas robot ready for a backflip.

I mean it literally jumps in the air, turns 180 degrees and lands, before smoothly carrying out the flip like a gymnast.

The future is wild!

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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