Everybody needs to get some fresh air every once in a while. Even, uh, robots.
No stress holding it down, Atlas effortlessly crosses different types of terrain, from gentle slopes, to heavy brush – even a log can’t slow him down.
With the help of a little squat, Atlas clears the log like an Olympic gymnast, going for gold. Good job, Atlas! 10/10
Needless to say, Boston Dynamics’ robots are getting pretty damn good at crossing all kinds of terrain, and doing every-day human stuff. And all by themselves now, relying on battery power, instead of having to rely on external power sources.
In a second video, Boston Dynamics shows off its SpotMini robot walking along a pre-defined path through a warehouse – fully autonomously, without any extra help.
The camera follows it as it makes its way along a specified route through Boston Dynamics’ offices and lab facility.
Sensors on its front, back, and sides interpret the physical world around it in real-time to help SpotMini situate itself. All it had to go on was depth data collected from a previous tour.
It’s only a matter of time until videos of engineers being enslaved by their robot captors appear on YouTube.
Unfortunately, even running away from them won’t help you much now.