Boston Dyanamics' Atlas Robot Can Now Do Parkour

This latest video has us worried.

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Boston Dynamics continues to refine its humanoid robots as shown in its latest video. While the engineering-and-robotics design company has previously released footage of the Atlas performing pretty impressive manoeuvres, this most recent clip shows the Atlas robot on another level.

The 165-pound robot stands 1.5 meters in height, and puts all 28 of its joints to use for Boston Dyanamics’ parkour test. Using specially designed software, the robot can be seen putting its legs, arms and torso to use as it jumps over a log, and then with out slowing down, continuing on to climb alternating blocks — each 40 cm in step height. All of this in accomplished thanks to the robot’s vision computer, and the placement of visible markers.

This video emerges just weeks after AIST Robotics released footage of its HRP-5P humanoid robot installing drywall.

In other tech news, Apple signs a $600 million USD deal with chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor.

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