Published On: Wed, Feb 24th, 2016

WATCH Boston Dynamics’ ‘next generation’ Atlas robot

Google's humanoid robot-builders have created a version that's smaller, lighter and more agile.


Boston Dynamics presents the 'next generation' Atlas robot


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.


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