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This Robot Does the Crane Kick

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...

How to kill a DEADLY GOOGLE KARATE ROBOT called IAN

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

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

last monthOdd : 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

last monthLGBT / 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.

last monthOdd : 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’

last monthOdd : 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 […]

Google Has Developed An Intimidating Robot And Trained It To Do A Scene From 'Karate Kid'

Boston Dynamics has created this enormous robot, and maybe most impressively, taught it how to re-enact a famous scene from "The Karate Kid," according to The Daily Mail. Boston Dynamics is owned by Google. This slightly terrifying beast of a robot is 6'2" and weighs 330 lbs. Show More Summary

Andy Rubin is leaving Google after leading Android and robotics projects

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Just about a year ago we learned Andy Rubin had shifted his focus at Google from Android to working with robots, like the ones from its acquisition Boston Dynamics, but tonight reports indicate he is leaving the company entirely. The Information and...

EKSO's Boston Dynamics News Has Huge Long-Term Implications

By Dallas Salazar: In an article titled "EKSO Bionics: A White Paper" written in mid-July, I detailed a possible deal being announced between newly acquired Boston Dynamics and Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:EKSO) that would have...Show More Summary

Video: Watch this incredible robotic cheetah run around untethered

Remember Boston Dynamics’ robot cheetah that can run at speeds topping 28 mph on a treadmill indoors, and which now belongs to Google? Well, that’s not the only robot cheetah in town, as MIT also has developed a similar robot, MIT News reports. Show More Summary

Robot Cheetah Breaks Free of Its Tether, Now Runs on Batteries

Not long ago, robots were largely confined to books and movies. Then they started showing up on YouTube, and robot fear became a viral thing. There was that terrifying video of a Boston Dynamics robot wearing fatigues and gas mask. Another Boston Dynamics video showed a cheetah robot that could outpace the swiftest human […]

China Unveils Boston Dynamics Big Dog Knock-off, Other Unmanned Advances

In early September Norinco revealed a "Mountain Quadruped Bionic Mobile Platform": a four-leg walking unmanned ground vehicle. A brief mention in a Chinese press report noted that it could perform transport, reconnaissance or combatShow More Summary

Watch MIT's Atlas humanoid robot drag a metal pillar like it's nothing

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

We're interrupting your regularly scheduled programming full of cute, service robots to bring you the latest update on Boston Dynamics' terrifying humanoid machine: Atlas. A group of MIT researchers have been working to refine their Atlas unit's...

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