Boston Dynamics' new humanoid robot freaking people out

    WORLD  23 April 2024 - 09:02

    CNET carries an article about the new machine which stands up from lying down, using moves that are anything but human, Caliber.Az reprints the article.

    Boston Dynamics retired its famous humanoid robot HD Atlas on April 16, after 11 years of running, flipping, dancing and parkour. On April 17, the company introduced its successor. The new all-electric Atlas is stronger than HD Atlas, with a wider range of motion.

    The new Atlas definitely does one thing that HD Atlas couldn't -- stand up completely from a prone position. However, the way the robot gets up from the ground has some folks creeped out.

    Instead of rolling over and pushing itself up with its arms, the new Atlas bends its legs entirely backward, with knee and hip joints rotating nearly all the way around, then it pushes itself up as the rest of its body unfurls. The head turns 180 degrees toward the camera while the robot walks backwards creepily.

    The new Atlas video was enough to land the robot on the subreddit Oddly Terrifying, where user Jean_velvet joked, "I don't think anything bad can happen from creating machines with higher levels of motion than any living creature on the planet."

    In an interview with IEEE Spectrum, Boston Dynamics' CEO Robert Palter said, "our explicit intent was for it not to be human-like," and based on the video of Atlas standing, it seems like the company was wildly successful in that goal.

    To learn more about the new electric Atlas, the robot dog Spot and all of Boston Dynamics' robots, watch Stephen Beacham's deep dive video.

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