Acrobatic Robot? ALTAS, by SoftBank’s Boston Dynamics, now does backflips

A robot that can do things that the average human can’t? Built by Boston Dynamics, Atlas is promoted by the company as “the world’s most dynamic humanoid”, and that’s something you won’t argue with once you see this latest video that showcases the acrobatic side of Atlas the robot. Sorry, humanoid.

Atlas was sold to SoftBank by Google just a few months ago. I’m sure there’s someone up at Alphabet headquarters kicking themselves right now after watching this video.

I wish I had a jumping robot of my own. Then I wouldn’t have to get my stupid dog to do stupid tricks like jump up on a stupid platform or do stupid backflips.

Sigh, I guess you’ll have to do for now, Fido. Now JUMP!



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