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Humanoid robot is now able to do backflips


Posted on Saturday, 18 November, 2017 | Comment icon 23 comments

Atlas has been busy over the last few months. Image Credit: YouTube / Boston Dynamics
Thanks to its latest upgrade, Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot is now capable of performing gymnastics.
Back in July, the firm's flagship humanoid robot managed to make a bit of a fool of itself after it spectacularly fell off the stage during a live demonstration.

Since then though its creators have implemented some impressive upgrades, as evidenced by a new video that shows Atlas jumping on to obstacles, spinning in the air and even performing backflips.

The remarkable footage, which is currently #1 on YouTube's trending list, suggests that Atlas is still very much in active development.

Exactly what the final version of the robot will be like however is anybody's guess.


Source: Science Alert | Comments (23)

Tags: Boston Dynamics, Robot

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by FLOMBIE on 20 November, 2017, 19:54
Indeed! Software and skill is all you need. Now imagine these "things" catch a virus.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Piney on 20 November, 2017, 19:56
I don't want to think about the havoc my computer savvy little degenerates would cause with one of these.
Comment icon #16 Posted by FLOMBIE on 20 November, 2017, 20:09
Let's hope it's gonna be a real life Pokemon.
Comment icon #17 Posted by Piney on 20 November, 2017, 20:13
I would like to hope. But those creatures are dark, really really,dark. Ithink my youngest is the reason for the black eyed children reports. He has a wall of movie serial killer weaponreproductions.
Comment icon #18 Posted by TripGun on 20 November, 2017, 20:14
I can't wait to call in to work because my automated car is sick.
Comment icon #19 Posted by FLOMBIE on 20 November, 2017, 20:16
Please, keep them away from any from of a weaponized robot, will ya?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.
Comment icon #20 Posted by FLOMBIE on 20 November, 2017, 20:18
It will be a bumpy ride when it's got a hiccup.
Comment icon #21 Posted by Piney on 20 November, 2017, 20:19
No.
Comment icon #22 Posted by Piney on 20 November, 2017, 20:20
Comment icon #23 Posted by FLOMBIE on 20 November, 2017, 20:29
Lovely!


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