Boston Dynamics has released several new demo videos showcasing the latest enhancements to its bipedal robot and its capabilities. Rather than simply climbing over an obstacle course as previously indicated. The bipedal robot Atlas can now interact with its environment and move forward by picking up objects and placing them in specific locations.
“Atlas interacts with objects and changes course to achieve objectives. It delivers bags of tools to those waiting at the top of multi-level scaffolding. Atlas grabs, carries, and throws tool bags. , climb stairs, jump between levels, push large wooden blocks out of the way, then headstand down. 540 degree flip”
It’s time for Atlas to learn and practice a new set of skills. In this video, a humanoid robot manipulates the world around it. Atlas interacts with objects and changes course to reach its goals, pushing the limits of its ability to move, perceive, and move. How will Atlas perceive and manipulate objects? How will new Atlas behaviors be developed? Why is manipulation important to the future of robotics?”
“With the new Atlas-assisted routines on the simulated shop floor, engineers at Boston Dynamics have brought humanoid robots one step closer to performing real-world manipulation tasks at human speed.”
“We’re adding new features,” says Stephens. “Parkour and dance were interesting examples of very extreme movements. It’s important to be able to do it, people are so good at these tasks that it required a pretty big upgrade to the control software.
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