Boston Dynamics is a company that has been working on the agility of robots for quite some years. Remembering some Atlas iterations back, the robot still stumbled like a drunken man. This however, has changed for the better. While we still can't expect them to be as agile as the robots displayed in movies, it can already do some backflips and parkours.
In a video released some hours ago, we can see an Atlas robot jumping on blocks, spinning around and even do a backflip, something most humans are not able to do. At the end of the video we see that the fist attempt failed with the robot tumbling forward into a box.
Some people might not be very impressed with what they've accomplished until now, but don't know the complexity of all of this. The previous Atlas was able to keep its balance when it was pushed and to get back up if it fell over. Now he can do some gymnastics.
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