Boston Dynamics releases new video of running robot


Atlas is an advanced robot created to look like a human - it has arms, legs and 28 joints and is able to mimic the movement of humans.

"Atlas' control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation, greatly expanding its reach and workspace", the company says of the two-legged robot.

The robot is able to move around on rough terrain and jump over objects using stereo vision, range sensing and other sensors.

Boston Dynamics poses the video's title as a question - "Getting some air, Atlas?" -as though Atlas had somehow unexpectedly taken himself outside for a run, on a whim.

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We are all this robot, striving and growing to be better. It wasn't enough that this creation literally inspired the very violent Black Mirror "Metalhead" episode: the company is still flirting with the robot apocalypse, as its its newest developments demonstrate.

Last year, Boston Dynamics showed off Atlas' vertical leap, and we found out the robot can do a backflip. Once the operator presses "GO" at the beginning of the video, the robot is on its own.

"SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility".