Boston Dynamic's Atlas robot does backflips

Submitted by Robbie Pyckhout on Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:54

 

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.

 

 
 
The new version of Atlas, electrically powered and hydraulically operated, will be used in inside and outside scenarios. Except for Atlas, Boston Dynamics recently revealed a new version of the SpotMini as well.
Some time ago they released a video of a robot called 'Handle', this robot is accompanied by a pair of wheels used to move swiftly. Handle is extremely mobile in all kinds of situations, pretty cool but also a little scary.

 

 

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.

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

 

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