They brought us the spooky BigDog, a robotic pack mule with the uncanny capability to remain upright even when sliding on ice. Google -owned Boston Dynamics has shown the newest addition to their own robot family that is growing.
This next generation of Atlas robots is smaller than its forerunner, which just last month we saw hoovering and tidying an area, albeit in a way that is somewhat clunky. In the video, the robot is shown stacking ledges, picking up boxes, and roaming around an irregular, wintery woods entirely untethered.
But it’s likely the parts where the robot is challenged by a Boston Dynamics worker first and a big tube, that would be the most intriguing. It stumbles somewhat, before continuing its pursuit of the carton and recovering equilibrium.
Subsequently a sneak attack is dealt to the robot where it’s shoved so hard in the rear it falls on its front.. Quickly, the Atlas robot is back on its feet, and seemingly heading for the doorway where it makes its getaway. These are ability to deal with a range of challenges and a display of the device ‘s hardiness.
This latest iteration in the Atlas collection not only boasts a unique internal power source, but has stereo and LIDAR detectors that help in the avoidance of things in its way, together with new detectors in its body and legs. View the glorious, and terrifying, action all below: