Boston Dynamics’ famous Atlas robot is pushed to its limits on a parkour – also known as the art of movement. He performs this acrobatic discipline without a hitch, as can be seen in a video published by the American company.
He knows how to dance the, make , somersaults and can now overcome the complex obstacles of a parkour like a chef! Eight years after his laborious first steps, from the height of his meter 50 for 86 kilos, the Boston Dynamics’ Atlas does not lack balance, as shown in a new video released by its builder.
We can see two examples of the Atlas robot jumping from platform to platform, showing a remarkable sense of balance by stepping over a. What makes the difference is that he can adapt his posture according to what he sees. In other words, compared to other spectacular videos, the robot is not preprogrammed to perform actions. It is he who will choose the way how to pass an obstacle.
Atlas pushed to its limits
Parkour, this sporting discipline of urban origin, is a perfect exercise to test the agility capacities of thesince he must chain actions while maintaining his balance. With this show jumping, Boston Dynamics was looking to push Atlas to his limits, an exercise he performed successfully as we can see. Designed for missions of and rescue, the robot therefore gains a little more autonomy and can now move unhindered over uneven and unknown terrain.