Boston Dynamics’ Robot Went From a Drunk Baby To a Nimble Ninja in a Matter of Years
In a new video from robotics corporate Boston Dynamics, which Alphabet offered to SoftBank final yr, a robotic is proven hopping over a log after which up a sequence of blocks, an job known as parkour. From a record: In earlier movies, the robotic did a backflip — now it is jumping over stumbling blocks and mountain climbing up huge, asymmetric stairs with fleet-footed ease. But Atlas wasn’t at all times so sleek. In some of the primary movies the place Boston Dynamics’ robots may stroll upright, long ago in 2015, Atlas lumbered throughout the woods, having a look adore it was once narrowly fending off falling with every step, relatively than shifting with any sort of function.