It may have fared badly in the recent robo-olympics, causing hilarity with a series of unexpected falls, but Google has revealed its humanoid robot has been set free in the woods to learn how to run free.
The Atlas robot created by Google-owned firm Boston Dynamics is a formidable figure at 6ft 2in tall and weighing in at 330lb . . .
Marc Raibert, the founder of Boston Dynamics, talked about the research and showed footage of the project during a talk on Aug. 3 at the 11th Fab Lab Conference and Symposium in Cambridge, Mass.
Several of the competitors on the DRC contest used the Atlas robot as a base, with teams adding their own software.
However, Boston Dynamics says its own software has taken some major steps forward since. (Read more from “Watch: Google’s Terrifying Humanoid Robot Running Through a Forest as Firm Pledges It Will Soon Be MORE Agile Than a Human” HERE)