[ExI] Next Generation of Boston Dynamics' ATLAS Robot
cryptaxe at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 01:11:40 UTC 2016
I was hoping it would walk up those stairs! Thanks for sharing the video.
Watching it walk out the door at the end certainly humanized it for a
On Feb 23, 2016 5:03 PM, "ddraig" <ddraig at gmail.com> wrote:
> website down, here's the latest video:
> On 24 February 2016 at 11:45, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Boston Dynamics has just posted an incredible video showcasing a
>> massively upgraded version of the ATLAS robot that they initially
>> developed for the DARPA Robotics Challenge. While BD calls this the
>> “next generation” of ATLAS, it looks like such an enormous
>> technological leap forward that it’s more like a completely different
>> A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside
>> buildings. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It
>> uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo
>> sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain and help
>> with navigation.
>> The video is 2mins 40secs long. In the final section a man teases the
>> robot by moving the box it is trying to pick up. It is so human-like
>> that I half-expected it to retaliate and teach the man a lesson!
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