It seems like the era of Robotics is coming early ahead of its time. Now Atlas, a humanoid robot by Boston Dynamics has acquired some skills in form of acrobats. This is something special because three years ago it could barely walk. But now, as the new video is showing, it can match all the aspects of human athleticism and imitate the actions of any pro athlete.
In a newly surfaced 38-second full video, the robot, standing 4 foot 9 inches and weighing 176 pounds—is displaying the same degree of a great degree of gracefulness in all robot action (using its legs, arms, and torso) that you expect from a human being with many years of training.
In the 38-second video, the sturdy, battery-powered machine — standing 4 foot 9 inches and weighing 176 pounds — unleashes an exceedingly nimble routine (using its legs, arms, and torso) with a degree of gratefulness that you’d expect from a human being with years of training.
However, it is still not perfect, and the manufacturers are still looking to test it on many Artificial Intelligence algorithms.
As per the robot, the manufacturer company says—We created the maneuvers using new techniques that streamline the development process,” Boston Dynamics wrote in the video’s description. “First, an optimization algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each maneuver into dynamically-feasible reference motions. Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next.”dynamically-feasible reference motions. Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next.”
This launch has gauged the public reaction with immediate effect and racked up nearly 1.5 million views and thousands of comments. Now, the development has been perceived as one of the steps at which machines will surpass mankind’s dominance in workflows.
Recently, Boston dynamics has been in the news as it has produced four-legged robots with names like—Spot, Wildcat, and BigDog. They can open doors, carry heavy loads, and open doors, carry heavy loads and run amazingly 20 miles per hour.
But Undoubtedly, Atlas remains the company’s most recognizable & innovative robot, as it can also manipulate objects in its environment, traverse rough terrain, and has the ability to balance when pushed and get up when tipped over.
So if you think that a new breed of robots is a distant dream in the world, then you are on the wrong foot because robotic engineers are designing the next generation of robots to look, feel and act more like humans.
And Robotics has already made wonders in—Public Security, Education, Automobile, Healthcare, Entertainment, and more.