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Russia's new combat robot shoots guns and drives ATVs... slowly

When someone describes a machine as a "combat robot," you'd probably imagine something akin to the Terminator or perhaps even Boston Dynamics' BigDog. Maybe that's why Russian president Vladimir Putin didn't look impressed when he was presented his c...

DARPA’s Atlas gets a huge upgrade, prepares to ‘cut the cord’

Google and Boston Dynamics bring us ATLAS 2.0, an incredible new upgrade to the world's most famous humanoid robot.

Boston Dynamics Upgrades the ATLAS Humanoid Robot With a Battery for Untethered Wireless Operation

6 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Boston Dynamics has overhauled its ATLAS humanoid robot (previously) ahead of the upcoming DARPA Robotics Challenge finals, rebuilding around 75% of the ‘bot, including, most significantly, the removal of all tethered power and communication cords. The upgrade was possible thanks, in part, to the addition of lighter materials, allowing for the inclusion of an on-board […]

ATLAS, The Pentagon's Humanoid Robot, Just Got A Major Upgrade

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tremble at the sight of the new and improved ATLAS. Redesigned for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, this robot is now stronger, more energy efficient, more dextrous, and quieter than its clunky predecessor. And best of all, it no longer requires a safety tether. Read more...

DARPA’s Incredible Humanoid Robot Can Now Walk On Its Own Two Feet, No Support Required

Remember ATLAS? That massive walking robot that DARPA is building with (the now Google-owned) Boston Dynamics? Last time we saw it, it had two major flaws that made it ever-so-slightly less intimidating: it was loud as hell, and it needed a big, thick support cable to keep it powered and upright. Both of those issues have been fixed. Read More

DARPA reveals upgraded Atlas robot to be stronger, faster

With less than five months to the DARPA Robotics Challenge, DARPA has revealed the latest upgrade to the Boston Dynamic's Atlas robot.

ATLAS DRC Robot Is 75 Percent New, Completely Unplugged

Boston Dynamics completely reworks their ATLAS robot for the DRC Finals

The New ATLAS Is Stronger, Faster, Scarier, and Battery-Powered

As if the original version of Boston Dynamics' ATLAS robot wasn't unsettling enough, ahead of the upcoming DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in June about 75 percent of the robot has been redesigned and rebuilt to make it stronger, faster, and less encumbered by cables thanks to a battery-filled backpack that will keep it powered during the upcoming trials. Read more...

UFC Fight Night 59 Results: Winners, Scorecards of McGregor vs. Siver Fight Card

"The Notorious" Conor McGregor is dynamic. On Sunday night in front of an adoring Boston crowd at TD Gardens, he showed us for the 17th time. McGregor walked through Dennis Siver, stopping him in the second round in another dominant striking performance. McGregor 's punches and kicks seemed to find their mark with ease. Show More Summary

‘MILES’, A Proof-of-Concept Short Film About a Friendship Between a BMX Rider and a Robotic Beast

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

“MILES” is a short film written and directed by Los Angeles animator Oliver Daly that explores the relationship between a BMX rider and a robotic beast inspired by creations like the BigDog by Boston Dynamics (previously). The short is a proof-of-concept as Daly attempts raise funds for a full-length feature. The director has also created […]

This Robot Does the Crane Kick

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

Remember the famous crane kick from The Karate Kid movie? Well, check out this robot’s pose. It took Ralph Macchio a while to get it right, but the guys at Boston Dynamics have trained this robot…

DARPA's "Atlas" Robot Can Now Do The Karate Kid Crane Stance

That's some serious balancing. Engineers at Boston Dynamics are making progress with "Atlas", the 6-foot, 330-pound humanoid robot. Still a long way to go from this to fast robot ninjas, but it's already intimidating as it tries to do the famous "Crane Kick" (or at least the stance) from Karate Kid. Read more...


Personal combat tips from The Reg's toughest journo Karate kids the world over would be forgiven for feeling a little nervous when Google-owned Boston Dynamics unveiled a new fighting robot called Atlas.…

Watch Google's humanoid robot nail the 'crane' pose from The Karate Kid

This Atlas robot developed by Google subsidiary Boston Dynamics has already shown it can do impressive things like carry a fire hose, walk over rough terrain, and drive a car. But this might be the most impressive feat yet by the humanoid robot, nicknamed Ian. Show More Summary

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot weighs 330 pounds, can now balance on one leg

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Atlas is back. While the robot itself may be from Google-owned Boston Dynamics, the balance algorithm is from IHMC (Institute for Human and Machine Cognition) who's worked with the robotics company to get the six foot two biped walking better. IHMC...

Robot of the Day: Google’s ‘Ian’ Mimics ‘Karate Kid’ Crane Stance

3 months agoOdd : The Daily What

Well this is terrifying. Not only will our future involve nightmarish robotic hell hounds chasing us through the woods, now we have to deal with robots trained in martial arts as well. Boston Dynamics, the engineering company GoogleShow More Summary

Google's New Robot Will Give the Karate Kid A Run For His Money: VIDEO

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Boston Dynamics, a firm owned by Google, has created a robot that is at once awe-inspiring and terrifying. In a new video released by the tech firm, the robot simulates a balancing act that may be familiar to fans of...

Robots Have Learned the Karate Kid’s Signature Move. It Was Nice Knowing You All - Looks like we'll have to sweep the leg.

3 months agoOdd : Geekosystem

Boston Dynamics' robots are all done painting the fence and waxing their programmers' cars. They're finally learning to be karate masters, and because robots are all about efficiency, they're learning the unbeatable technique first. When done properly, there is no defense for the crane. At least, that's according to Mr. Miyagi, and who wants to argue with him?

Humanoid Atlas Robot by Boston Dynamics Performs the Crane Kick from ‘The Karate Kid’

3 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

The robotics lab at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition has created a video demonstrating the agility of the Atlas Robot (previously) by Boston Dynamics, posing the humanoid ‘bot in the iconic crane kick position from The Karate Kid.

Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Does ‘Karate Kid’ Routine [Video]

Ian, the Atlas Robot created by the Google-owned robotics lab Boston Dynamics, has just learned how to do the iconic routine from Karate Kid.  According to 9to5Google, the Atlas Robot stands at 6’2? and weighs about 330 lbs. Still, the massive heap of metal is graceful enough to pull of the praying mantis pose from The Karate […]

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