Boston Dynamics introduces latest humanoid robot; retires older Atlas

This technology company is flipping the switch to the future. However, some worry that the future is a little too close to his sci-fi horror movie.

Boston Dynamics unveiled its latest real-world humanoid robot on Wednesday.

A robotics company has announced that it has developed an all-electric robot called Atlas that will peacefully rust away older models that were hydraulically powered.

The new model will be fully electric. boston dynamics

Boston Dynamics says its latest model, intended for commercial use, is designed to address “real-world applications” after decades of research.

“The electric version of Atlas is more powerful and has a greater range of motion than any previous generation product,” the company said. said on its website.

While previous versions were capable of lifting and moving a variety of heavy objects, the latest model expands its capabilities with a new grip mechanism.

Boston Dynamics has released the new and improved Atlas to the public. video A photo posted on social media shows the robot lying on the ground getting up and walking toward the camera, in what appears to be a scene from the movie “I, Robot.”

The new bot appears to have a human-like physique, with each joint able to move within a 360-degree range. He stands in an unusual and unnatural way, with his legs bent backwards and his torso and head rotated from back to front.

When the camera stops, the robot leaves.

“We promise this is not a person in a bodysuit,” the company tweeted alongside the video, which some users found creepy.

One user said: “It may not be a person in a suit, but it still looks creepy.”

Some likened the unnatural movements to scenes from “The Exorcist” or “The Ring.”

“BD: ‘Need to make it look friendly and humanoid’ Also BD: ‘Please make it stand like it needs an exorcism,'” another tweeted in response to the tweet.

Robot means the old version is obsolete.
This robot replaces an older version that is deprecated. boston dynamics

Another user wrote, “You should watch Terminator again,” referring to the movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Boston Dynamics plans to work with Hyundai, which it merged with in 2021, to “test and iterate” on the Atlas application over the next few years.

“This is a first look at the actual product,” the company said. “But it certainly won’t be the last.”

The company is also “excited to show what the world’s most dynamic humanoid robots can actually do in the lab, factory, and in our lives in the coming months and years.” Stated.

Boston Dynamics partnered with the New York Police Department last year to deploy several crime-fighting robots to patrol Times Square and subway stations.