Atlas has been working on its moves.
The humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics that was once beat up by a jerk human and later stumbled on stage during an important presentation is now jumping and flipping like it’s nothing.
With its slick new moves, Atlas may just be plotting its revenge for that ill-conceived abuse from its handler last year.
Earlier this week, Boston Dynamics shared a video of its dog-like SpotMini smoothly trotting through a backyard, kneeling, and looking right at the camera. It was creepy.
The only clue about what’s going on with Boston Dynamics in the latest video is the video headline: “What’s new, Atlas?” It seems to hint that the robot is undergoing upgrades and major improvements.
Just look at that landing!
Be sure to stick around for the whole 54-second video for outtakes of Atlas not-so-gracefully recovering from the backflip — all in good fun, of course.
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