Incredible video of Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot doing parkour


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/11/incredible-video-of-boston-dyn.html


#2

All I can think of is “smooooth”


#3

Why not just go the extra yard or meter or whtvr and put a chrome skull on the top with glowing eyes and a basso german voice chip. “I am a friend of Sarah Connor’s I heard that she is here. I would like to see her please.” I bet that robot grabs @$$ like nobody’s business! Eventually we’ll be ruled by Trump’s head in a jar bolted onto an industrial version of one of these things.


#4

It was edited out: “Judgement Day! Judgement Day! Judgement Day!”

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#5

“COME BACK. I WON’T HURT YOU.” – Last thing you hear.


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#7

I’d love to see the out=takes.


#8

If you go to the Atlas link (Boston Dynamics website), they have bunch of outtakes there.


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#10

Oh yay, soon the U.S. will have even more efficiently murderous tech at its disposal as it steals other countries’s resources and blows citizens who get in the way into red mist.


#11

Did it fart after the back flip? I could of sworn I heard it fart. :slight_smile:


#12

These will kill us all.


#13

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#15

When saw the still frame with the robot over the log, I hoped for birling, not parkour.


#16

Man, given the current state of politics, I welcome our new robot overlords!
( I mean, could they really fuck it up any worse?)


#17

Well, the subtle message behind skynet’s takeover was that humans generally deserved it, so…yeah. I’m with you on this.


#18

That was what I thought of when I saw that thing hopping around: this is clearly, clearly meant for urban combat. The way it shifts it’s balance…this machine is meant for traversing cluttered homes and streets.


#19

You mean the one where some joker slapped a huge floppy rubber schlong on Atlas prior to having it gallumph about?


#20

a rival says they are still using hydraulics which is not top down management