In this brief footage from Boston Dynamics‘ laboratory, we see just how agile their ATLAS humanoid robot has become. The biped can not only walk, carry objects, and stand itself up like a human, but can now jump between pedestals and even do backflips.
Tha developers of the world’s largest menagerie of creepy robots have taken wraps off of Handle, a 6.5 foot-tall research robot that can drive along at 9 mph and jump up to 4 feet in the air. Its ability to balance and negotiate terrain are especially impressive.
The folks behind robots like BigDog and AlphaDog are back with a smaller dog. SpotMini is designed for use around the home, and can not only act as a family pet, but can do chores, like doing the dishes and bringing you a beer. We only wonder if he poops batteries.