Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid jog like humans

  • Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid jog like humans

Boston Dynamics' Atlas humanoid jog like humans

Run, Atlas, run: Boston Dynamics has received plenty of attention for videos of eerily lifelike legged robots in action.

The latest creations, named Atlas, is seen in a recent video performing a test.

Boston Dynamics' robo-dog SpotMini doesn't need a human to go for a walk. Its range includes bots which can open doors, do backflips, and run across an uneven terrain, Mashable reported.

At one point, the robot detects it is coming upon a log on the ground. It can now jog and jump over obstacles, besides being able to lift objects as heavy as 10 lbs and open doors. Boston Dynamics engineers manually steered the SpotMini throughout the office so that it could collect visual data from its cameras.

SpotMini was trained for that excursion by being driven through the facilities before, but with that memory in its system, it could apparently make its own way-negotiating stairs along the way-without bumping into things.

Boston Dynamics is showing off more of the SpotMini robot's skills. Total walk time for this route is just over 6 minutes.

The SpotMini robot is much smaller than Atlas, weighing in at a mere 25kg, and can pick up and handle items using a metal arm and built-in sensors.