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Dog walker encounters robot in the woods

Posted on Monday, 18 July, 2016 | Comment icon 12 comments

It's not every day you run in to a robot walking through the woods. Image Credit: YouTube / Boston Dynamics
A woman had been out walking her dog when she came across Boston Dynamics' latest humanoid creation.
Known as Atlus, the robot is one of several different models created by the Google-owned firm.

The footage, which was recorded along a forest trail, shows the human-like contraption stomping through the trees with a large entourage of minders following in close pursuit.

The woman can be seen keeping her dog close as the peculiar procession slowly passes by.

Atlas is one of the company's most sophisticated creations and is capable of traversing various different types of terrain as well as navigating staircases and lifting up heavy objects.

Apparently walking through the woods doesn't seem to pose much of a problem for it either.

Source: Mail Online | Comments (12)

Tags: Robot, Boston Dynamics

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lilly on 18 July, 2016, 16:49
She wasout walking her dog...the engineers were out walking their robot. Just another day here in Massachusetts! BTW, my Ringo would have been barking his fuzzy butt offat that weirdthing.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dark_Grey on 18 July, 2016, 16:49
If that robot lifts his leg over your dog...
Comment icon #5 Posted by Lilly on 18 July, 2016, 16:52
I doubt Ringo would let that thing get close enough to lift anything over him.
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin on 18 July, 2016, 17:01
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd on 18 July, 2016, 17:31
Patterson-Gimlin Robot...
Comment icon #8 Posted by BeastieRunner on 18 July, 2016, 19:33
That would've been trippy to see.
Comment icon #9 Posted by kewlscot on 18 July, 2016, 21:00
when she said she encountered the robot in the woods i thought it was out for a stroll by itself! not with 7 others to control it lololo
Comment icon #10 Posted by Chortle on 18 July, 2016, 22:26
What is that thing mounted on the car? Also why the leash on the bot? have they not minaturised the powersource or is that incase it wanders off? Must have been fun to watch
Comment icon #11 Posted by qxcontinuum on 19 July, 2016, 5:31
horrible. Looks like we're still in the middle age in robotics!
Comment icon #12 Posted by paperdyer on 19 July, 2016, 16:01
I agree. My Maggie would have been long gone! She's not big enough to pull me along, but in that case I think she would have found the strength.

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