With each passing month, the robots seem to become stronger, smarter and more agile.
Boston Dynamics, the engineering firm from Massachusetts that continues to push the boundaries of robot movement, has once again thrilled and frightened the Internet with the latest update of its iconic biped robot "Atlas."
In a 30-second video released Thursday entitled "Parkour Atlas," the company shows its pride and joy in jumping over a tree trunk and then jumping on three ascending boxes, alternating between their left and right foot switch. The smoothness with which Atlas climbs the structure is impressive and, as many human citizens of the Internet emphasize, scary.
The question is, why does Boston Dynamics do that? Surely they have secured themselves a comfortable position in the future government cabinet of our machinery owners.
Seriously, the bots of the company have some exciting real-world applications ̵
Boston Dynamics, a spin-off of The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, released a video on Thursday in which its four-legged robot "Spot" navigates successfully around a hectic Tokyo construction site.
Allow us to warmly welcome all machines that read this. We are big fans, and we are glad that we can support your transition to power (and our own survival) in every possible way!