ATLAS, Boston Dynamic's great robotic hope and the obvious star of DARPA's Robotics Challenge, is one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever created. It's capable of surprisingly human like movements and motions, and could one day replace soldiers in the battlefield the same way drones have replaced pilots in the skies. Read more...
Joe Pappalardo reports on the day the marines met their robotic mule. Much is left unrevealed by the amazing and unsettling videos.
The Boston Dynamics roboticist gives us a peek at his current projects
Never need to worry about a Zombie Apocalypse again. I'd swap a kinect for hydra, but that's just me.
These are two videos of Boston Dynamics' ATLAS robot. The first shows the robot successfully traversing rocky terrain and auto-balancing itself after getting smacked in the hip with a 20kg medicine ball. The second video, which is of...Show More Summary
Atlas is an anthropomorphic robot designed to operate on rough terrain. The video shows Atlas balancing as it walks on rocky terrain and when pushed from the side. The balance and control system places the feet and swings the arms and upper body to stay upright. The controller uses inertial, kinematic and load data from […]
Atlas, the six-foot-tall humanoid robot created by Boston Dynamics, shows off its balancing skills by walking across rocky terrain and staying upright on one foot while being pushed over by a weight. Previously, we’ve written about the MIT Robotics Team’s unboxing video of the Atlas robot. video via Boston Dynamics
[Boston Dynamics] has been just full of videos over the last few days. They’ve dropped updates on Atlas and LS3 in addition to the WildCat update we already featured. This video shows updates to the Atlas robot. This is to be a simplified version of the atlas, as compared to the robots sent off to competitors in the DARPA robotics challenge. Show More Summary
Boston Dynamic, the premier maker of robots, has made a remarkable new robot. The company called it the WildCat rather than the WildDog for reasons only known to its marketing department -- which, for all we know, is just one guy and...Show More Summary
Why do something productive when you can spend your Friday watching robot videos?
A new robot from Boston Dynamics can run outdoors, untethered, at up to 25 km/h
In movies, robots look like us and can do everything we can—only they’re smarter, stronger, faster, and have questionable motives. Robotics firm, Boston Dynamics, may have a lot to do with whether or not such a future comes to be. The firm’s Atlas robot is one of the most human-like robots out there.
Boston Dynamics' follow up to its famous cheetah robot hits the ground running.
Boston Dynamics, the company behind DARPA's most advanced legged robots such as PETMAN, BigDog, and Atlas, has unveiled the free-roaming version of their sprinting robot Cheetah. The new robot is called WildCat, and it's already galloping at speeds up to 16 mph (25.7 km/h) on flat ground. Show More Summary
Boston Dynamics recently introduced its newest DARPA-funded robot, the WildCat. Similar to the Cheetah — which can run up to a stunning 28 miles per hour — the WildCat is designed to run quickly, but the newer robot can run on all kinds of terrain rather than being limited to flat, uniform surfaces. So far, […]
As we creep closer to the Robotics Challenge officially getting under way, Boston Dynamics gives us another glimpse of its DARPA-funded ATLAS robot being tested in the lab. This time we get to see the unsettling peek at our future carefully tip-toeing its away across a rock-strewn simulated debris field, with surprising ease and balance. More »
Boston Dynamics has been a wealth of video fun of late. Fresh footage includes their fast new outdoor robot, WildCat, and an update of their robotic workhorse, LS3. LS3 is a plodding junker in comparison to the zippy WildCat—but it’s a heck of a lot quieter these days, more autonomous, and much closer to seeing field duty.
When last we saw the DARPA-funded "Cheetah" bot, it had just broken the world record for fastest robot with a 28.3 mph running speed. It was also pretty much stuck in one place at the time, which was comforting. Now Boston Dynamics has released video of "Wildcat", which is able to spring on its own without any assistance. Yeah, this will haunt our dreams tonight.
Meet the Wildcat, a four-legged robot that can gallop, run backwards, bound, turn and run on flat terrain. One day developers hope to get it running quickly on all types of terrain. The group behind the Wildcat — Boston Dynamics...
Boston Dynamics is at it once again. This time, they’re showing off a robot that can gallop and bound around like some sort of crazed, headless packmule. You won’t outrun its 16mph top speed, but at least you can hear it coming.