New Delhi: An American robotics company on Wednesday released the latest demo of a humanoid robot prototype that can run, jump, throw things and perform tasks like humans. A video released by Boston Dynamics on its official YouTube shows a humanoid robot Atlas doing various tasks. The video was released along with the caption, ”It’s time for Atlas to pick up a new set of skills and get hands-on.
In the video released by the company, Atlas can be seen interacting with objects and modifying the course to reach its goal and sensing. He is also seen showing athleticism. The robot is seen performing all sorts of tasks like running, jumping, grabbing, and throwing things while helping a worker.
It’s time for Atlas to pick up a new set of skills and get hands-on. pic.twitter.com/osOWiiBlSh
— Boston Dynamics (@BostonDynamics) January 18, 2023
The robot displays great speed and athletic capabilities. From tossing planks, and climbing a set of stairs, to gently balancing a bag over its head, the robot can perform several activities and tasks. Atlas effortlessly pulls off a backflip after executing all the tasks.
The company said the robot’s rudimentary grippers were designed for heavy-lifting tasks, TechCrunch reported. The users on social media were intrigued by the video and appreciated the robot’s abilities. ”This level of advancement is amazing! I remember these machines as a kid, they could barely walk across the floor, look at them now! Congrats,’ a user wrote.
”I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful seeing how smooth it is in action. nice work genuinely.” A third said, ” Honestly it is a bit weird, but awesome, to watch a robot move around so fluidly,” wrote another. “Can’t wait for the Robot Olympics 2026, a Twitter user wrote.
Can’t wait for the Robot Olympics 2026
— JR | Multicoin Capital (@johnrobertreed) January 19, 2023
“Every time I see the latest iteration of these Boston Dynamics clips, I am enthralled and anxious in equal measure. It is both cool and disconcerting,” wrote another Twitter user. A user on Twitter called the movement of the robot “fluid”. “That’s the most fluid movement from these robots I’ve seen yet. Impressive,” the user wrote.
That’s the most fluid movement from these robots I’ve seen yet. Impressive.
— Angel Fundora (@FintechFundora) January 18, 2023
“We’re not just thinking about how to make the robot move dynamically through its environment like we did in Parkour and Dance. Now, we’re starting to put Atlas to work and think about how the robot should be able to perceive and manipulate objects in its environment,” Boston Dynamics’ team lead on Atlas, Scott Kuindersma told The Verge.