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Technology Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is now a gymnast

20:46  24 september  2019
20:46  24 september  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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The Atlas robot is seen doing a handstand, a somersault and landing a 360° twist with perfect balance. The company also released a video of their Spot robot , which is First, Atlas the robot backflipped. Then, it could do parkour. Now , this @ BostonDynamics machine can do a gymnastic routine.

The latest footage from Boston Dynamics is, unsurprisingly, both impressive and terrifying. Over the past few years we've seen Atlas navigate uneven terrain and even jump around a parkour course. This is on another level, though. The bipedal robot does a handstand, rolls around and even does a few jumping twists -- all without losing its balance.

  Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot is now a gymnast

A new workflow helps Atlas pull off these smooth moves while also reducing development time and achieving a performance success rate of about 80 percent. "First, an optimization algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each maneuver into dynamically-feasible reference motions," says Boston Dynamics. "Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next." The exact purpose of an agile, bipedal robot is still a bit of a mystery, though; Atlas could end up becoming anything from a butler to a soldier. Why Google bought Boston Dynamics is yet another puzzle.

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Today, Boston Dynamics released a video of its latest Atlas humanoid robot that can not only hop, jump and spin, but also do a complete backflip before sticking the landing like a gymnast . Now Atlas is making moves like it's trying out for the Olympics.

Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Boston Dynamics , which has attracted the world's attention with walking, jumping and balance movements in the videos released in the past, is now able to make even more interesting movements. Boston Dynamics 's social media accounts published in the video

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