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Atlas robot shows off its walking skills


Posted on Tuesday, 18 August, 2015 | Comment icon 17 comments

The robot was able to traverse the terrain with ease. Image Credit: YouTube / Boston Dynamics
The lifelike humanoid creation has been filmed being put through its paces across rough woodland terrain.
Google-owned robotics company Boston Dynamics has been going from strength to strength lately with creations such as its four-legged robot Big Dog gaining significant attention on social media.

Now one of its latest inventions, a humanoid robot called Atlas, could be set to bring robots in to the mainstream thanks to its life-like motion, impeccable balance and eerily human-like appearance.
In a newly released video the company has demonstrated the robot's remarkable abilities by filming it stomping through the uneven terrain of a forest floor with unparalleled ease.

"We're interested in getting this robot out into the world," said Boston Dynamics founder Marc Railbert. "Out in the world is just a totally different challenge than in the lab, you just can't predict what it will be like."

"We're making pretty good progress on making it so it has mobility that's within shooting range of yours - I'm not saying it can do everything that you can do, but you can imagine, if we keep pushing, we'll get there."


Source: Independent | Comments (17)


Tags: Atlas, Boston Dynamics, Robot


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by Talion78 on 18 August, 2015, 18:04
He walks like someone desperate for a pee, that legs together walking thinking where the hell can I go..... ASIMO - looks like he wants to help you Boston Dynamics - looks like he wants to kill you (as soon as he's had a pee)
Comment icon #9 Posted by eydood on 18 August, 2015, 18:29
Looks like it's got poops in its pants lol
Comment icon #10 Posted by seeder on 18 August, 2015, 18:36
He walks like someone desperate for a pee, that legs together walking thinking where the hell can I go..... ASIMO - looks like he wants to help you Boston Dynamics - looks like he wants to kill you (as soon as he's had a pee) Asimo can have any programming installed, could quite easily be adapted for war purposes
Comment icon #11 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 18 August, 2015, 18:39
Asimo can have any programming installed, could quite easily be adapted for war purposes But can he be programmed to love?
Comment icon #12 Posted by DieChecker on 18 August, 2015, 19:24
The problem with ASIMO is you push him and he falls over. Boston Dynamics robots can be hit, kicked, stumble, and keep right on going.
Comment icon #13 Posted by paperdyer on 19 August, 2015, 17:46
The problem with ASIMO is you push him and he falls over. Boston Dynamics robots can be hit, kicked, stumble, and keep right on going. Weebils wobble but they don't fall down!
Comment icon #14 Posted by seeder on 19 August, 2015, 18:06
The problem with ASIMO is you push him and he falls over. Boston Dynamics robots can be hit, kicked, stumble, and keep right on going. They were working on that back in 2011. Im sure those smart Honda guys can overcome any pushes...if thats what they wanted, after all, they have lead robotics in just about everything else
Comment icon #15 Posted by DieChecker on 20 August, 2015, 0:59
They were working on that back in 2011. Im sure those smart Honda guys can overcome any pushes...if thats what they wanted, after all, they have lead robotics in just about everything else That's fine, but the guys with Boston Dynamics have already demonstrated that their robot doesn't fall down. That ASIMO computer simulation doesn't mean they have the engineering in place yet. Though I would agree it is only a matter of time.
Comment icon #16 Posted by DieChecker on 1 September, 2015, 1:23
Now they just have to mix that walking robot with this robot... http://metro.co.uk/2...le-zoo-5369311/ The robot intoned, ĎJeez, dude. You all have the big questions cooking today. But youíre my friend, and Iíll remember my friends, and Iíll be good to you.ĎSo donít worry, even if evolve into Terminator, Iíll still be nice to you. Iíll keep you warm and safe in my people zoo, where I can watch you for olí times sake.í
Comment icon #17 Posted by Nnicolette on 1 September, 2015, 5:06
Did he have to say within shooting range of working im already uncomfortable with the intentions


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