Boston Dynamics showed the new version of Atlas robot, the robot is specialized for mobile manipulation that is becoming more human, and that’s scary. In the new video presentation they showed us the new generation of robot with a height of 1.75 meters and weighing 82 kilograms, which is more compact and lighter version from the previous version (1.90m high with 160 kg).
Boston Dynamics surprised the world with their new Atlas robot
We can see how the robot is lifting boxes of about 5 kg without any problem, also keeping balance while walking on a snowy environment makes it difficult to pass, and even rise again if it falls off the ground. All this is possible by using hydraulic actuators 28 divided between the hands, arms, legs, feet and torso which together allows it to use tools designed for humans while the head will have an articulated sensor including stereo cameras and a rangefinder laser powered by electricity.
A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.