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Meet Atlas,The Terrifying Humanoid Robot That Can Jump And Do Backflips by Automotive1(m): 11:13pm On Nov 17, 2017


Softbank-owned Boston Dynamics(Google sold Boston Dynamics to Softbank) unveiled the latest version of its humanoid robot,Atlas, yesterday the November 16, 2017 ,and viewers are both impressed and concerned.

Atlas,the humanoid robot which can also keep its balance when it’s pushed and get back up if it falls over, can now perform impressive gymnastic moves.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRj34o4hN4I

As well as being able to jump from block to block and turn 180-degrees in mid-air, Atlas can do a backflip and land securely on its feet.

Like a human, it even lifts its arms in the air as if to celebrate, though this may also help it balance.

However, as the final part of the clip shows, it can’t always pull the move off successfully.

“Atlas’ control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace,” says Boston Dynamics. 

“Atlas’ ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint.  

“The Atlas hardware takes advantage of 3D printing to save weight and space, resulting in a remarkable compact robot with high strength-to-weight ratio and a dramatically large workspace.  

“Stereo vision, range sensing and other sensors give Atlas the ability to manipulate objects in its environment and to travel on rough terrain.”

Atlas stands at 1.5m tall, weighs 75kg and has 28 joints in its body.

Credits: independent.co.uk, thedrive

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Re: Meet Atlas,The Terrifying Humanoid Robot That Can Jump And Do Backflips by Automotive1(m): 11:23pm On Nov 17, 2017
Hmm...
Rise of the Machines...
Be very afraid … Robots can now do backflips grin
Re: Meet Atlas,The Terrifying Humanoid Robot That Can Jump And Do Backflips by Nobody: 12:31am On Nov 18, 2017
See as the leg dey shake like someone who had just finished jdhgejrbdrkj...

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Re: Meet Atlas,The Terrifying Humanoid Robot That Can Jump And Do Backflips by tck2000(m): 11:31pm On Sep 02, 2019
robot

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