Boston Dynamics has made a name for themselves over the years through its robots like Spot. The company has indeed come a long way since then, developing new robots with new skills and abilities, and in a recent video they put out, it shows the humanoid Atlas robot performing a series of parkour movements.
We have to say that this is probably one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen. This is because the way the robots pull off the moves looks almost perfect and human-like. Sure, they aren’t quite as graceful compared to humans who do the same thing, but for a robot that has to mimic and learn what a human does, it is downright fascinating.
According to Boston Dynamics, “Parkour is the perfect sandbox for the Atlas team at Boston Dynamics to experiment with new behaviors. In this video our humanoid robots demonstrate their whole-body athletics, maintaining its balance through a variety of rapidly changing, high-energy activities. Through jumps, balance beams, and vaults, we demonstrate how we push Atlas to its limits to discover the next generation of mobility, perception, and athletic intelligence.”
If you have a few minutes to spare, you can check out the videos above that show the robot in action, as well as a behind-the-scenes to understand how Boston Dynamics went about developing them.
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