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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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Hendrik Smulders (9 hours ago)
Silvers Rayleigh (16 hours ago)
i prefer atlas than sophia
SmithTube FPV (1 day ago)
Looks like CGI for me and not a real robot. Backflips with this weight? LOL
Diego Libonatti (1 day ago)
this is just the begining of the journey to the t800
0Ruzena0 (2 days ago)
Meanwhile in Russia...
Matthew P. Chapdelaine Productions (6 days 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 (6 days 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 (7 days 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 (7 days ago)
Can it give hugs
Joshua Spath (10 days ago)
This is both cool and scary at the same time.
el pedro (12 days ago)
Put a gun on it and its a terminator!!!
Astrocat56 (13 days ago)
This thing is bordering on a nuclear weapon level technology. There is a reason we have arms treaties and try to stop countries from getting nukes. Sure nuclear power is great for providing energy in certain instances, but otherwise it just ruins things. This is getting close to that real quick. The nations of the world need to get together and decide what is acceptable or humans will be replaced.
Richard Willette (13 days ago)
this is a person in a robot suit
MiningShark (15 days ago)
We have to add robot parkour to the Olympics that would be cool as heck
Buckyboy404 (16 days 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 (18 days ago)
Ten pound box, human skull... what's the difference, really?
whatever9042 (19 days ago)
They should send atlas to mars
Ayers (21 days ago)
yo guys we need to stop making robots while we're ahead xD
John Shakeshaft (22 days 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 (23 days ago)
nothing short of astounding, truly impressive
Jerome Ocansey (24 days ago)
If this is what they're showing us, imagine the ones that are top secret.
Padma Gonpo (25 days ago)
Cute. Thanks for the link.
uncle sam (27 days 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 (1 month ago)
The Nose Plays (1 month ago)
Tim van den Eng (1 month ago)
imagine in the future getting chased by a cop robot
Nemesis T-Type (1 month ago)
Jesus Christ. It won't be long until T-800 is a reality.
John Edwards (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
This is what low-IQ trump supporters should be worried about, not some caravan of migrants.
Ubada Halawani (1 month ago)
Atlas is a very slow runner
Arcturus Mengsk (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Is it ok to be frightened?!
Martin Wilkinson (1 month ago)
Somebody call John Connor!!!!
2Asspie (1 month ago)
new army is born the dorids...
Amanou (1 month ago)
We're dead
FerroSplice (1 month ago)
The robot uprising is close.
closinginonclosure (1 month ago)
This is terrifying
Deboogs (1 month ago)
I for one welcome our future robot overlords.
Rubikari (1 month ago)
I don't know Rick, it looks fake.
devon bryant (1 month ago)
luc25 (1 month ago)
creo que al final de todo si lograré ver el final de nuestra especie a mano de los robots!.
Ameen Kamal (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
am i the only one that think this looks fake?
Tree Time (1 month ago)
Parkour robot v5. 26
robert fernandez sosa (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
This is terrifying. Just rewatch the same thing but now imagine a gun in its hand.
Efe Ozharat (1 month ago)
penisi x
Xanode (1 month ago)
now imagine these thing doing this so fast their almost invisible, its only a matter of time
im thefuckinglizardking (1 month ago)
Can it give me a piggy back ride? What's the hwy mpg?
AYDOĞAN ERTAŞ (1 month ago)
Shivam vishwakarma (1 month ago)
Unbelievable changes in your robots,looks so perfect
Trek Fan167 (1 month ago)
As usual, we go from Can We and skip over Should We
dvis lodg (1 month ago)
fred (1 month ago)
going deep with Chad and JT anyone?
Jordan Haynes (1 month ago)
This isn't real... Is this real? WTF
Roboartist (1 month 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 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Has anyone thought about combining this robot with the AI that spoke at Middle East country.
EJubett (1 month ago)
MurderBots Inc
Kenneth See (1 month ago)
This is more scary than people realize...
Jay Louis (1 month ago)
*gasp* The institute
Ceribo (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
Real Steel. Bring it on.....
Thierry Cottin (1 month ago)
Pouvez vous envoyer atlas sur la lune faire des acrobatie.0673883051 thierry cottin
Vitreon Product (1 month ago)
load up the 300 winmag boys
Ariel Guillespi (1 month ago)
fedor ajajjaja
daniels shamroks (1 month ago)
black mirror S04 E05
Cris_Stark (1 month ago)
I am terminator
asgard man (1 month ago)
Skynet is that you?
Edward Kovach (1 month ago)
We are so screwed. Hope they programmed the 3 laws. We might need Will Smith to bust some caps.
Jay Way (1 month ago)
looks fake
koolerpure (1 month ago)
Skynet online
dodekaedius (1 month ago)
I see the future of my EMP grenade business growing fast
Nick F (1 month ago)
I am amazed by the huge progress achieved in a very small period of time. Congratulations to the teams of experts who contributed to these results!
ThatOneYouTubeChannel (1 month ago)
The music sounds like it’s from Regular show lol
Remi Bois (1 month ago)
literally star wars droids in 20 years
Dwezz H (1 month ago)
The future’s bright,the future is chains......for everyone.
Originalbeatsproducer YnZ (1 month ago)
Professional athletes, these things are gonna take ya jobs!!! :/
Benassin (1 month ago)
Man that backflip is so sick !!!
failed (1 month ago)
we are all going to die and its (((their))) fault.
fairz animations (1 month ago)
To the people that make these your only months years away from watching your fellow humans being destroyed 👏👏👏
Derek Cantwell (1 month ago)
I hope they do take over the world. Humans are bullsh*t
B Tho (1 month ago)
What is the power-to-weight ratio... not going far ever
Ghosty grayey (1 month ago)
Robots are slowly taking earth
fuelerr (1 month ago)
Syberdyne T100 - He'll be back.
Conny Komen (2 months ago)
terminator here we come!!
Nicolai f_c (2 months ago)
The parkour it does look just horrible and There is not a single flow in what it does just too mechanic
Modulehead Independent Creative (2 months ago)
If they show you this, imagine what they're hiding... Jesus
Tom A (2 months ago)
Coming to an apocalypse near you
Christa Martin (2 months ago)
Which is cheaper to produce and maintain? People or robots?
Kay Molkenthin (2 months ago)
Dead Alive (2 months ago)
Why don't we send such robots to the other planets in the Solar system? Through 10 or more years we can colonize other planets, and if we could to record our consious on the processor there's no danger for our survivng. But we will get rid of our biological bodies. Sorry for my eng, I'm russian.
Jt Money (2 months ago)
Damm some good video editing.....hats off my friend 😉 very convincing👍 if Boston dynamics had a programmer like that.... those robots would be almost comparable to japans Honda robot.
BenXVariety (2 months ago)
Why does this remind me of the terminator? Oh yeah...
matty gersh (2 months ago)
That to me is not a good thing. People better realize. The rich like cheap labor. And robots that can make decisions and jump over things is the beginning of something bigger. Robocop or robopolice state. Or gangbanger robot. I'm just saying. Robots are not allowed within my freedom and I'll die trying to protect my freedom if need be
Mauricio Micoski (2 months ago)
Its a fantastic body waiting for a fantastic brain to be developed. I got it: it's a teenager!!
whatitdoyee (2 months ago)
does anyone else think this is cgi?
jayknight139 (2 months ago)
Oh god....oh God!! They are getting more agile some body so them!! This is bad news man.
Abstractn (2 months ago)
Incredible as always!
Baykal Sarioglu (2 months ago)
Let's give them 120 years max. life span...