Boston Dynamics Atlas, the bipedal humanoid, has come a long way. From the basics of walking on two, it has been taught to let itself out by opening the door, and for the longest time, it has been perfecting its parkour skills. Now, the humanoid has finally been taught a new set of skills.
Boston Dynamics’ bipedal humanoid robot, Atlas, is destined to be the next big (robot) thing after Spot. Atlas is even more capable now after letting itself out of the door.
From the guy who made a Roomba scream and swear when it bumps into something comes the latest in robotic modification: a Boston Dynamics Spot that pisses… beer into cups.
Boston Dynamics has not been making real sales until recently (and only after it has changed a couple of owners). We have not hit up their website for awhile and now that we did, we noticed something. It has moved in-development robot to research and laid to rest, so-to-speak, a bunch of previous endeavors.
The future of robots is inevitable. So, I am not sure about all the dystopia views people have. I guess some people are just resistant to change. I see no threat from robots like Spot. But I can’t speak for everyone and I most certainly can’t speak for MSCHF – the art collective behind a …
When Boston Dynamics finally put up its robotic dog, Spot, on sale, it is relegated for inspection and patrol duties. The ability to manipulate objects, including opening of doors, seen in 2018 was never introduced. Well, that was until last week.
If you haven’t been keeping up with Boston Dynamics’ development… Hyundai has, earlier this month, became the third owner of the company. Also, the agility of the family of robots from the robotic company, namely Atlas, Spot and Handle, is mind-blowing.
You saw Adam Savage made it do rickshaw duty. You have seen it patrolling the park of Singapore to keep social distancing in check and you have seen it worked as a pack to haul a truck. And now, it is finally available for sale.
You know in some apocalyptic movies, they have scenes of drones keeping people indoors (for whatever reasons)? Fortunately, we are not there, yet. Though, it is kind of happening in China and now, in Singapore.
Since the development and subsequently the commercial availability of Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog, Spot, the question has been” “what can it really can do?” Well, today (or more correctly, February 13) the question has been answered by maker extraordinaire/TV personality Adam Savage.