Boston Dynamics Atlas Levels Up

Posted By on February 29, 2016

In Boston Dynamics Atlas Levels Up we look at 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.

The testing feels a little abusive at the end of the video.

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I wonder if Atlas got upset, and if not, why don’t we add some AI to learn that this isn’t right and to maybe mope in the corner.


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