Hike For Your Lives! The Robots Can Navigate Trails Now
Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot, which tests bipedal locomotion and balance, is now walking mostly unassisted on trails outside the lab.By Evan Thomas | August 19, 2015
The latest advance in humanoid robotics is hiking.
Google's Boston Dynamics showed off video this week of its Atlas robot getting some fresh air, when researchers applied the robot's balance and locomotion to the unpredictable terrain outside the lab. (Video via Boston Dynamics)
Company founder Marc Raibert said, "We’re making pretty good progress on making it so that it has mobility that is sort of within shooting range of yours."