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.
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Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Can Do Parkour | CNBC
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.
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)
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