Flippin’ eck! Meet Atlas, the terrifying 6 foot 9, 167 pound humanoid robot that can do BACKFLIPS

Flippin’ eck! Meet Atlas, the terrifying 6 foot 9, 167 pound humanoid robot that can do BACKFLIPS

  • Boston Dynamics best known for Atlas, its 6 foot 9 humanoid robot, and spot, a four legged ‘dog robot’ 
  • New spot Mini prototype is shown wandering around a yard and ‘sniffing’ the camera 
  • Secretive firm was recently bought by SoftBank after being owned by Google 

Standing 6 foot 9 and weighing in at 167 pounds, Atlas is a robot that you really don’t want to argue with.

Just months ago, Boston Dynamic’s humanoid bot became an object of ridicule after a series of accidents at a government ‘robo olympics’ saw if falling constantly, and needing a crane to get back on its feet.

Now, ‘the World’s Most Dynamic Humanoid’ is back – and you really don’t want to mess with it.

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Boston Dynamics, the secretive firm behind the bot, posted this video to youTube with no explanation, and simply called it ‘What’s new, Atlas?’

Its makers have given the bot an overhaul, and it is now so stable it can even perform a perfect backflip.

‘Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots we are developing, Boston Robotics said.

 ‘Atlas keeps its balance when jostled or pushed and can get up if it tips over.’

To stay upright, Atlas has stereo vision, range sensing and other sensors give Atlas the ability to manipulate objects in its environment and to travel on rough terrain. ….more here

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