You may run from Boston Dynamics’ humanoid automatic robot Atlas, but it wouldn’t do you really worthwhile — the automatic robot can follow you.
In a video recording distributed to YouTube last night (May 10) by the automatic robot machine, the uncannily human-like Atlas shows running capacity that is eerily similar to someones. The automatic robot jogs methodically across an expanse of turf, against a backdrop of trees and shrubs punctuated by way of a few isolated properties.
The scene is nearly peaceful and idyllic, aside from the pervasive whirring and clanking of Atlas’ motors, gears and joint parts, and the sense of growing unease that is included with witnessing the inexorable way of the future automatic robot overlords
Boston Dynamics poses the video’s subject as a question — “Getting some air, Atlas?” — as if Atlas had in some way unexpectedly considered himself outside for a run, over a whim.
The robot, referred to as “the world’s most strong humanoid” on the Boston Dynamics website, works at a slow-but-steady rate over the lawn, up hook incline to some other field, and then prevents before a log. Atlas steadies himself, bends his “legs,” boosts his “biceps and triceps” and nimbly hops above the log, landing without a wobble. It’s an extraordinary display — therefore similar to the actions of somebody who it’s also just a little unsettling.
This isn’t the very first time that Atlas’ antics have vanished viral. Atlas made an appearance in a video recording compilation published to YouTube on Feb. 23, 2016, that exhibited the automatic robot walking flat-footed by way of a snow-covered forest, stacking bins on cabinets and recovering its balance after having a Boston Dynamics worker forced the bot with a hockey stay.
Another training video, released on Nov. 16, 2017, proved Atlas hopping on/off blocks and even carrying out a backflip.
But this is actually the first footage showing Atlas “free jogging” outside. This new training video may stand for a test of the robot’s balance and potential to get around in a panorama that is more unequal when compared to a warehouse floor, as the robot’s detectors are designed to let it move effortlessly over “rough ground” and quickly restore if it stumbles or comes over, in line with the Boston Dynamics website.