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The Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Balances Precariously on a Two-Centimeter-Wide Board

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The Atlas robot built by Boston Dynamics precariously balanced on a two-centimeter-wide board using just its onboard sensors and an algorithm developed by the IHMC Robotics lab. IHMC admitted in the video description that the video was a “lucky run” and that the robot usually doesn’t manage to hold its balance for very long. The […]

Boston Dynamics CEO Marc Raibert demos the Spot at Disrupt

The audience at Disrupt got a surprise visit from Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot. While the company’s YouTube channel is quite popular, it’s even more impressive to see one of Boston Robotics’ robots in action. Boston Dynamics founder and CEO Marc Raibert got interviewed by TechCrunch’s Brian Heater. The two of them spent some time commenting on a video of the… Read More

Fall Already!: Boston Dynamics' Latest Humanoid Robot Balancing On One Foot

last weekHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a video of Boston Dynamics' latest Atlas robot balancing on one foot on an impressively thin piece of wood. What a skill to have! I can balance on one foot and look how far it's gotten me: nowhere. I've already been denied an act in the circus twice already even though I promised to set myself on fire. Keep going for the video while I practice my jumpkicks.

Atlas robot pulls off delicate balancing act

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Having previously shown off impressive capabilities dealing with uneven ground and being pushed around, the humanoid Atlas robot built by Boston Dynamics has now demonstrated the ability to balance unaided on the edge of a plywood board...Show More Summary

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas Humanoid Robot Balances on One Foot

Despite years of trying, humanoid robots still have problems staying upright, especially in unusual situations, but they are making some progress. Check out this video showing Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot balancing on one foot on th...

One man built a robot that looks eerily similar to Scarlett Johansson

There are plenty of humanoid robots in the world, sure, but most of them look like murderous Terminator droids. Exhibit A: The Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics. One man, however, dreamed of a more human-looking droid — one that looks,...Show More Summary

Boston Dynamics tests new swearing robot

last monthHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In addition to robots that run fast, can't be knocked over, launch themselves 30 feet into the air, and climb up walls, Boston Dynamics also makes robots who move like people. Now, imagine if that robot swore like a longshoreman while going about its duties. This made me laugh super hard. (via @nickkokonas) Tags: language parody robots swearing video

Boston Dynamics Founder Marc Raibert and the SpotMini robot will be joining us at Disrupt

In an age dominated by short attention spans, Boston Dynamics has managed to capture our imaginations time and again through sometimes frightening, sometimes adorable and always fascinating robots. But the company’s creations are far more than viral video machines. Show More Summary

SOON IT’LL BE HUNTING YOU: Watch The Boston Dynamics Robot Take A Surreal Hike In The Woods….

SOON IT’LL BE HUNTING YOU: Watch The Boston Dynamics Robot Take A Surreal Hike In The Woods.

Woman Comes Across Boston Dynamics Walking an Atlas Robot in the Woods

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

This is the world that we are living in. A woman was walking her dog in the woods and came across a team from Boston Dynamics, walking one of their Atlas robots. Crazy. I guess we…

Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette Look Globally at Their New Boston Restaurant

They won't be restricted by one cuisine. The dynamic duo of Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette is back with their latest venture. The partners behind a few acclaimed Boston and New York restaurants officially opened Little Donkey in Beantown's Central Square Monday evening, making a departure from serving a single style of cuisine. Show More Summary

Woman Walking Her Dog in the Woods Comes Across Boston Dynamics Walking an Atlas Robot

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A woman walking her dog in the woods came across a curious sight, a team from Boston Dynamics walking one of their Atlas robots. Her dog was not sure what to make of it all. via reddit

Boston Dynamics Caught Taking Creepy Humanoid Robot For Hike In Woods

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

This is a short video captured by Redditor ekser's mother while she was taking her dog for a walk. The video, which appears to have been shot with the world's shittiest cameraphone (possibly even a pager), shows a group of Boston Dynamics employees taking one of their humanoid robots for a hike through the woods. Show More Summary

This Video of Boston Dynamics Walking Its Robot Looks Like It's Straight From a Sci-Fi Movie

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The mother of a Reddit user was out walking her dog when she spotted the nice folks over at Boston Dynamics out walking their robot and looking dead inside. Read more...

Hyper Little Dog-Bot Might Be the World's First Robot Chihuahua

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini is the first robo-dog small enough to be your family’s first artificial pet—but it’s still about the size of a German Shepherd. What if you want a robo-dog that’s small enough to carry in a shoulder bag as a yappy fashion accessory? Say hello to PneuHound, which could very well be the world’s first robotic chihuahua. Read more...

Boston Dynamics presents "Spot Mini"

3 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

YouTube link. "SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, depending on what it is doing. Show More Summary

This Walking Robot Looks Extremely Drunk

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Like humans, robots often need to learn things the hard way. For super complex automatons, like Boston Dynamics’ Atlas, that can mean understanding the complexities of human bullying. But in the case of this bumbling bot named MARLO, it’s just something as simple as trying—and failing—to walk across a hilly field. Read more...

Dense Captioning of Video Demonstrating the Upgraded Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Artist and programmer Gene Kogan ran the Boston Dynamics video demonstrating their upgraded Atlas robot through the Densecap captioning system, which tries to identify objects in a video. The system is both impressive and at times wildly inaccurate, labeling the robot in the resulting video as a variety of incorrect things like a person skiing, […]

SpotMini Struts Its Stuff

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Boston Dynamics, the lauded robotics company famed for its ‘Big Dog’ robot and other machines which push mechanical dexterity to impressive limits have produced a smaller version of their ‘Spot’ robot dubbed ‘SpotMini’. A lightweight...Show More Summary

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