Watch Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot run and jump over obstacles

Daniel Fowler
October 13, 2018

The statement says, "computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately." .

In a new video from robotics experts Boston Dynamics, Atlas is shown hopping over a log before scaling a series of boxes.

Late a year ago, Boston Dynamics revealed the Atlas robot could do what seemingly appeared to be gymnastics-approved backflips. This video, simply called "Parkour Atlas", shows the company's Atlas robot perform a fairly basic parkour activity - quickly ascending three large steps - with a level of agility that is life-like. "Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace", declared Boston Dynamics on its website's profile of Atlas.

Atlas looks so much like a mechanized super solider that someone at The Verge had this bright idea for it: Robot Ninja Warrior. It's able to use its arms to lift, carry, and manipulate objects in its environment.

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Since it was first revealed to the public back in 2013, Atlas has continued to gain more skills - blowing past milestones as it becomes eerily more human-like.

Boston Dynamics brags that Atlas can leap up stairs 40cm in height without losing any speed. "Atlas keeps its balance when jostled or pushed and can get up if it tips over".

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech.

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