The humanoid robot named Atlas can easily walk and run on natural terrains including rocks and soil — A recently released video reveals that how this robot can easily navigate through the nature trail.
The video presentation is released by Boston Dynamics and DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Project Agency), which is owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet. They have a team of the world’s sharpest minds who are spending their days and nights in the exploration and researching about the future of humanoid robots called Atlas.
The company is designing robots that can accomplish rescue tasks in those places that are either too dangerous or too much narrow for the humans to endeavour into.
Not much has been disclosed about the project Atlas but by seeing the video and observing the actions of the robot, it seems like the company and researchers have been working very hard on this project.
This 6ft 2in (1.9m) tall humanoid robot requires a power cord to keep it operative and functioning, but the robot managed to keep itself balanced despite the irregular terrain.
According to Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics:
“We are interested in getting this robot out into the world. Out in the world is just a completely different challenge than in the lab. You can’t predict what it is going to be like.”
Though the robot still requires power cord for the support but we can perceive that the robot can walk around completely on its own, almost. It can navigate the difficult terrain with an absolute ease.
But we know that in the near future, with great struggles and hard works by Boston Dynamics, Atlas would be able to navigate and walk around any type of terrain much more firmly and without any requirement for power cords.
Here’s how the robot works:
Marc Raibert, while explaining the working of the robot, said:
“We’re working on a version that doesn’t have that [power tether] and we’re making pretty good progress on making it so it has mobility that’s within shooting range of [a human’s].”
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