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Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot does backflips

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Scientists have released footage showing a new robot jumping and even doing a backflip as it performs a gymnastics routine.

In the video, the latest version of Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot jumps between platforms and turns in mid-air before sticking the landing of a perfect backflip.

https://news.sky.com/story/watch-breakthrough-as-boston-dynamics-atlas-robot-does-backflips-11129540

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Piney

The scary part about this is the military and law enforcement applications for this. Does anybody want a weaponized one chasing them??? Other than that it's cool.

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third_eye

Bigger, badder and better ... that's the key ...

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_KB_

cool... but what's the real life application... robot circus?

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Timonthy
19 minutes ago, _KB_ said:

cool... but what's the real life application... robot circus?

Increased agility in robotics has huge implications in real life applications.

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_KB_
30 minutes ago, Timonthy said:

Increased agility in robotics has huge implications in real life applications.

yeah i was joking... well partially, i really would be interested in a robot circus, wouldn't you?

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Stiff

Don't let it drink too much on shifts

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TripGun

Atlas has been quoted as saying "death to humans"

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third_eye

I believe there is a 'Scooby Treats' switch programmed into all canine related robotic controls in case of ... y'know ... accidents due to 'unaccountable circumstances'

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seanjo
On 11/19/2017 at 10:50 AM, _KB_ said:

yeah i was joking... well partially, i really would be interested in a robot circus, wouldn't you?

Have you watched the Oscars?

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third_eye

Well that's not entirely fair, that's more like a Botoxian Convention ...

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_KB_
2 hours ago, seanjo said:

Have you watched the Oscars?

no...

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FLOMBIE
On 17.11.2017 at 2:48 PM, Piney said:

The scary part about this is the military and law enforcement applications for this. Does anybody want a weaponized one chasing them??? Other than that it's cool.

If I could hack it...

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Piney
1 minute ago, FLOMBIE said:

If I could hack it...

You can hack anything with the right program

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FLOMBIE
Just now, Piney said:

You can hack anything with the right program

Indeed! :yes: Software and skill is all you need. Now imagine these "things" catch a virus. 

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Piney
Just now, FLOMBIE said:

Indeed! :yes: Software and skill is all you need. Now imagine these "things" catch a virus. 

I don't want to think about the havoc my computer savvy little degenerates  would cause with one of these. :blink:

:lol:

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FLOMBIE
12 minutes ago, Piney said:

I don't want to think about the havoc my computer savvy little degenerates  would cause with one of these. :blink:

:lol:

Let's hope it's gonna be a real life Pokemon. 

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Piney
Just now, FLOMBIE said:

Let's hope it's gonna be a real life Pokemon. 

I would like to hope. But those creatures are dark, really really,dark. I think my youngest is the reason for the black eyed children reports. He has a wall of movie serial killer weapon reproductions.

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TripGun
19 minutes ago, FLOMBIE said:

Indeed! :yes: Software and skill is all you need. Now imagine these "things" catch a virus. 

I can't wait to call in to work because my automated car is sick.

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FLOMBIE
1 minute ago, Piney said:

I would like to hope. But those creatures are dark, really really,dark. I think my youngest is the reason for the black eyed children reports. He has a wall of movie serial killer weapon reproductions.

Please, keep them away from any from of a weaponized robot, will ya? :o And you can count yourself lucky, that those won't fit on your wall. Oh, And I'd love tos see a picture of that wall. :P

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FLOMBIE
3 minutes ago, TripGun said:

I can't wait to call in to work because my automated car is sick.

It will be a bumpy ride when it's got a hiccup. 

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Piney
1 minute ago, FLOMBIE said:

 And I'd love tos see a picture of that wall. :P

No.

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Piney

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FLOMBIE

Lovely! :lol:

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