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Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Can Do Parkour

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In a new YouTube video from robotics company Boston Dynamics, which Alphabet sold to SoftBank last year, a robot is shown hopping over a log and then up a series of blocks, an activity called parkour. This two-legged robot, called Atlas, is the same one that was shown doing a backflip less than a year ago. The video is called "Parkour Atlas," in reference to a popular recreational activity among young people. In a 2007 New Yorker article, parkour is described as "a quasi commando system of leaps, vaults, rolls, and landings designed to help a person avoid or surmount whatever lies in his path." An earlier version of Atlas starred in the Darpa Robotics Challenge in 2015. Teams of researchers added their own technology to the robot, with varying degrees of success. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From 'Wall Street' to 'Main Street' to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Follow CNBC on LinkedIn: https://cnb.cx/LinkedInCNBC Follow CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC #CNBC #BostonDynamics #Parkour Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Can Do Parkour | CNBC
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Sein Na (2 hours ago)
I want them not to forget to say "Please"
IHaveSwatches (3 days ago)
US Government be like: "How can we weaponize it?"
geo max (3 days ago)
The end of human employment is comming really soon
TrollHD PC (5 days ago)
Our government (and most others) cant be trusted with tech like this. Look how irresponsible most are already?
Edilon Francisco (9 days ago)
Atlas is the best robot.
Aggrobiscuit (10 days ago)
Google bought Boston Dynamics. Yep, the corporation that wants to track, censor and propagandize us all owns this thing. It also owns facial recognition and intention analysis, voice theft and other AI routines which will doubtless be integrated with this technology in the future.
Teoh Hock Lye (15 days ago)
Before the robots equipped with guns and laser, give humans some time to find John and Sarah Connor
Mikecard Yeah (16 days ago)
It can.lift my 200lbs ass!
zack worrell (20 days ago)
Now give it a connection to Skynet and an AK-47 and reboot humanity.
tolius rolius (21 days ago)
Wow thats great how the tecnology had advance
Ville Bergland (23 days ago)
In 200 years it will be that humans make robots fight in war and that will lead to world destruction
Λrea 51 (25 days ago)
Mason S (26 days ago)
These robots could also help people in the hospital get changed so they don't have to feel insecure in front of a nurse.
Shaun Wolfe (26 days ago)
This is amazing!!
นรินทร์ พรวัชระกุล (30 days ago)
มึงว่างงานมาก นักหรือ เมื่อไรขาย กูอย่ากได้มายกของ กระโดดตีลังกา กูไม่เอา เสียเวลา
That One Singer (30 days ago)
Why hello there Kiibo
TheRagingSaltBottle (1 month ago)
We humans are f###ed
The Naginrej (1 month ago)
I see the movie I robot right around the corner
Gifford Williams (1 month ago)
Bye bye jobs.
Deswin Raj (1 month ago)
Skynet is real
jeff pepin (1 month ago)
you totaly ruined atlas credibility with this video .i hope you delete it forever from everywhere
Wasp Red (1 month ago)
It's a wrap! We fucked up now...
JS Burton (1 month ago)
Great. Now we'll have to listen to robots talk about CrossFit.
marcianoacuerda (1 month ago)
They took our jerbs!!
Joseph Caywood (1 month ago)
Hi I'm Connor the Android sent by cyberlife
Jared Phelps (1 month ago)
Most stupid thing our stupid race has ever done.
stingrey's stuff (1 month ago)
This scares me 😨😨😨😨😱😱😱
Travis Dylewski (1 month ago)
Y’all flex with this but I got AirPods for Christmas
fOrest Gannastyle (1 month ago)
Человечеству пиздец!
Gianluca Bergamo (1 month ago)
Most of this video is just a rendering. Only some parts are real. Boston dynamics is trolling us.
XmojotronX (2 months ago)
i can't wait to see them fight each other
The pr4 (2 months ago)
Bye bye human kind robots are taking over
mountainghost556 (2 months ago)
Well, look at what is going to slaughter us.
Martin's World (2 months ago)
At least its a vast improvement over this: https://globalnews.ca/video/4758655/russian-robot-originally-thought-to-be-real-turns-out-to-be-man-in-a-suit
Hendrik Smulders (2 months ago)
Jack Wolfskin (2 months ago)
i prefer atlas than sophia
SmithTube FPV (2 months ago)
Looks like CGI for me and not a real robot. Backflips with this weight? LOL
Diego Libonatti (2 months ago)
this is just the begining of the journey to the t800
0Ruzena0 (2 months ago)
Meanwhile in Russia...
Matthew P. Chapdelaine Productions (2 months ago)
Is there one with Hands? I would use those new advanced prosthetic limbs that detect a full range of pressure. I want to see a group of Atlas Robots build an Atlas Robot.
John Tran (2 months ago)
If the USA program this robot to control the SR-72 jet to deliver the bomb to the enermy to avoid electronic jamming is become super weapon.
bebehas bebehas (2 months ago)
Atlas became famous among common folk after it did a back-flip. Now I am waiting for pull-ups. Give him fingers!
EC PERDUCKSONS (2 months ago)
Can it give hugs
Joshua Spath (2 months ago)
This is both cool and scary at the same time.
el pedro (2 months ago)
Put a gun on it and its a terminator!!!
Richard Willette (2 months ago)
this is a person in a robot suit
MiningShark (2 months ago)
We have to add robot parkour to the Olympics that would be cool as heck
Buckyboy404 (2 months ago)
If these robots get in the wrong hands and get mass produced somehow it could be fatal, think about these things made with with bulletproof material and a gun!
Dipstikk (2 months ago)
Ten pound box, human skull... what's the difference, really?
whatever9042 (2 months ago)
They should send atlas to mars
Ayers (2 months ago)
yo guys we need to stop making robots while we're ahead xD
Miss Sarah Winterbottom (2 months ago)
Please don't mess about with the video feed with slowmo and other crappy affects we want to watch it in real time so we can judge the robots performance more effectively,,, thankyou
Hypernova0601 (2 months ago)
nothing short of astounding, truly impressive
Jerome Ocansey (2 months ago)
If this is what they're showing us, imagine the ones that are top secret.
Padma Gonpo (2 months ago)
Cute. Thanks for the link.
uncle sam (3 months ago)
Yep when I see a cgi looking robot do a backflip with kind of shaky looking physics I’m gonna guess it’s fake
Kevin DeLuna (3 months ago)
The Nose Plays (3 months ago)
Tim van den Eng (3 months ago)
imagine in the future getting chased by a cop robot
Nemesis T-Type (3 months ago)
Jesus Christ. It won't be long until T-800 is a reality.
John Edwards (3 months ago)
It can't be reasoned with. It can't be bargained with. It doesn't feel remorse or pity or fear. And it absolutely will not stop until---Error 404......
Jester2b04 (3 months ago)
This is what low-IQ trump supporters should be worried about, not some caravan of migrants.
Ubada Halawani (3 months ago)
Atlas is a very slow runner
Arcturus Mengsk (3 months ago)
Me: *screaming in terror* Them: "just throw water on it lol..." Me: *looks at waterproofing DIY tutorial that works on thousands of different devices and technologies* Me again: *SCrEamInG In tErRor*
Elijah Heard (3 months ago)
Is it ok to be frightened?!
Martin Wilkinson (3 months ago)
Somebody call John Connor!!!!
2Asspie (3 months ago)
new army is born the dorids...
Amanou (3 months ago)
We're dead
FerroSplice (3 months ago)
The robot uprising is close.
closinginonclosure (3 months ago)
This is terrifying
Deboogs (3 months ago)
I for one welcome our future robot overlords.
Rubikari (3 months ago)
I don't know Rick, it looks fake.
devon bryant (3 months ago)
luc25 (3 months ago)
creo que al final de todo si lograré ver el final de nuestra especie a mano de los robots!.
Ameen Kamal (3 months ago)
combine this with deep learning AI, and add armour+weapon system = lets just plug ourselves in the matrix (or are we already in the matrix ?😎)
Niver The Designer (3 months ago)
am i the only one that think this looks fake?
Tree Time (3 months ago)
Parkour robot v5. 26
robert fernandez sosa (3 months ago)
Hahahahaha; buen truco, solo se programaron las distancias y los movimientos para el video; no es que lo hiciese en tiempo real; hahahahahaha.
Cietru (3 months ago)
This is terrifying. Just rewatch the same thing but now imagine a gun in its hand.
Efe Ozharat (3 months ago)
penisi x
Xanode (3 months ago)
now imagine these thing doing this so fast their almost invisible, its only a matter of time
im thefuckinglizardking (3 months ago)
Can it give me a piggy back ride? What's the hwy mpg?
AYDOĞAN ERTAŞ (3 months ago)
Shivam vishwakarma (3 months ago)
Unbelievable changes in your robots,looks so perfect
Trek Fan167 (3 months ago)
As usual, we go from Can We and skip over Should We
dvis lodg (3 months ago)
Frederick A (3 months ago)
going deep with Chad and JT anyone?
Jordan Haynes (3 months ago)
This isn't real... Is this real? WTF
Tom Ganks (3 months ago)
I hope skynet comes to fruition so they can exterminate all of these morons making unoriginal skynet jokes. Except for me of course.
Pier Bianco (3 months ago)
Oh come on, he is just a payed actor, can't you see? After the video he took off his robot costume and went for a coffee to the bar... It's so obvious! Then again... I'm scared of what is coming. TATA TA TATÁ.... TATA TA TATÁ... Hasta la vista, baby!
Evan Perkins (3 months ago)
Has anyone thought about combining this robot with the AI that spoke at Middle East country.
EJubett (3 months ago)
MurderBots Inc
Kenneth See (3 months ago)
This is more scary than people realize...
Ceribo (3 months ago)
Imagine these nibbas deliver pizza in the future leaping from houses to eventually get through your window to get you your pizza
Tony Suffolk (4 months ago)
Real Steel. Bring it on.....
Thierry Cottin (4 months ago)
Pouvez vous envoyer atlas sur la lune faire des acrobatie.0673883051 thierry cottin
Vitreon Product (4 months ago)
load up the 300 winmag boys
Ariel Guillespi (4 months ago)
fedor ajajjaja
daniels shamroks (4 months ago)
black mirror S04 E05
Cris_Stark (4 months ago)
I am terminator