Remember that movie, "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones," with all of those robot soldiers? There are scenes where the robots march around and wreak havoc on the battle field. But, then again, it's a sci-fi film. Real bipedal robots can't march over hills, around trees or through valleys. Can they?
Actually, they can. In this new video, Boston Dynamics shows off a robot the company has been working on called Atlas. Watch this video to see the Atlas in action.
Even if you're not that into robots, you have to admit that the Atlas is pretty impressive. This humanoid robot can take a hike through the woods, balance itself when someone tries to push it over, get back up after if it happens to fall and even follow moving objects it wants to pick up.
Seeing it move makes it seem as if that sci-fi film we mentioned above isn't really that sci-fi after all. In fact, it gives things new meaning when we say that robots may soon be taking over jobs, and even becoming our companions.
The new bipedal Atlas robot is able to balance itself the way humans and animals do, which makes it extremely dynamic. It can open doors, remove things from a shelf and even climb. It has "sensated hands" that even allow it to use some of the tools that humans use. Pretty cool.
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