[ExI] Next Generation of Boston Dynamics' ATLAS Robot

ddraig ddraig at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 01:01:22 UTC 2016

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
> species.
> <
> http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/humanoids/next-generation-of-boston-dynamics-atlas-robot
> >
> 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!
> BillK
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