Boston Dynamics is back with two new videos


You can run from Boston Dynamic's humanoid robot Atlas, but it wouldn't do you any good - the robot can run after you. The latest shows the company's two-legged robot, Atlas, running at impressive speed. The robot jogs methodically across an expanse of grass, against a backdrop of trees punctuated by a few isolated buildings. Additionally, the robot is able to "manipulate objects in its environment... travel on rough terrain..."

The Atlas video wasn't the only clip Boston Dynamics released yesterday.

It seems like Boston Dynamics robots get more human looking every day. "Atlas' ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint", says the company on its website.

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The robot shot to fame earlier this month when Boston Dynamics released a video titled 'Hey Buddy, Can You Give Me a Hand?' showing a SpotMini robot dog holding a door using a clawed hand. The robot is seen running through a course and navigating stairs. During the autonomous run, SpotMini uses data from the cameras to localize itself in the map and to detect and avoid obstacles.

SpotMini navigates indoors and outdoors, completing the route in just over six minutes.