Boston Dynamic's Bipedal Robot

New version of Atlas humanoid robot

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Thu, Feb 25th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Google-owned Boston Dynamics showcases their latest generation of the Atlas humanoid robot, which is significantly smaller than its predecessor, yet very well versed at navigating, moving packages, and getting beat up by its human handlers.

A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5' 9" tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

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