Atlas – Dynamic Artificial Intelligence

Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot

Atlas, it is a dynamic creature of the robotics world in 2017; it uses balance and whole-body skills to achieve two-handled mobile manipulation. Atlas is the latest line of advanced artificial intelligence robots are developing. Its control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs, greatly expanding its reach and workspace.

Atlas’ ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in an enormous value while occupying only a small footprint. The Atlas hardware takes benefits of 3D printing to save weight and space, resulting in a remarkable compact robot with high strength to weight ratio and a dramatically large workspace.

It is of having Stereo vision; range sensing and other sensors give Atlas to manipulate objects in its environment and to travel on rough terrain. Atlas keeps its balance when jostled or pushed and get up if it tips over.

The smart features of Boston Dynamics innovative invention is about height 1.5m; weight 75 kg; and payload is of 11 kg; it is a power battery consumption; it’s perception is of LiDAR ; then it is hydraulic  actuation. It leaped from box to box like a gazelle. It did a 180.and it did a back flip.

A humanoid strong enough to jump like that is capable of any “typical” human locomotion. Stairs, curbs, uneven ground, accidental jostling, sitting down, standing up, getting in and out of cars, subway lurches all moves which are frequently performed by humans who can’t  land a back  flip, A back flip is a marvel of mechanical engineering  and software control. It’s a statement of power and poise. It’s bonkers.

Performing powerful jumps in a controlled, measured environment is easier than doing dynamic, improvisational parkour. And then humanoids still have to be taught how to do something useful with their new found capabilities. People still a ways away from having back flipping robots as next door neighbours.


Praveen Kumar is a passionate blogger, Entrepreneur & digital marketer from India. He is founder of TheinNews, Pintire, Seotools360. At TheinNews he mostly writes about How to tips, Tech news,Gadgets news, products reviews etc.

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