A new video shows the world's most advanced humanoid robot running merrily through fields and leaping over logs.
Atlas' top speed isn't quite National Football League caliber yet, but if Westworld is any indication, a few tweaks to Atlas' attributes should have the bot running 4.3-second 40-yard dashes. We've seen these robots open doors for one another, run up steep hills easily, and evenbackflip. It can now jog and jump over obstacles, besides being able to lift objects as heavy as 10 lbs and open doors.
Boston Dynamics says the robot is manually driven through the space to build a map using visual data from front-facing camera. Once the operator presses "go", the robot takes off unassisted.
Boston Dynamics has released a video showing its Atlas robot out for a run in the countryside.
"SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility".
The SpotMini robot is much smaller than Atlas, weighing in at a mere 25kg, and can pick up and handle items using a metal arm and built-in sensors. It even kindly holds the door open so its "buddy" can walk through.