Boston Dynamics’ Humanoid “Atlas” Robot Now Stalks the Woods Like a Horror Movie Monster
I'm not being dramatic—you're being dramatic.
Boston Dynamics’ Atlas: hero or menace?
Atlas performed well at DARPA’s last robotics challenge, which tests robots with various navigational and dexterity tasks, but Boston Dynamics is now testing it in the wild. Navigating a wooded hillside is important to make sure it can effectively
track down fleeing humans balance over varied real-world terrain, which bipedal robots still struggle with very much.
Still, it’s a far cry from balancing and maneuvering as well as a human. “I’m not saying it can do everything you can do,” said BD founder Marc Raibert, “but you can imagine if we keep pushing we’ll get there.” Oh I sure can, and I plan on being ready when that happ—I mean, isn’t science great?
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