Video of the day: Boston Dynamics robot radically redesigned Atlas

Video of the day: Boston Dynamics robot radically redesigned Atlas

Despite the tendency for making robots more comely, the latest evidence to the contrary. Owned by Google, technological laboratory Boston Dynamics has redesigned its humanoid robot Atlas, by 75% by replacing the details and structure of the original model. And the result was, perhaps, less attractive in appearance.

The robot was named Atlas Unplugged and, unlike the original model, powered by a battery and does not require insurance procrastination to stand tall. Android has received a new panel distribution, new hands and the front links arms with advanced degrees of freedom, a new silent pump (the old one was very loud). Only the lower legs and feet moved from the previous model.

Atlas will be tested during the final competition Robotics Challenge (DRC), which conducts DARPA (Defense Advanced Management research papers USA) on 5-6 June in Pomona (CA). As part of the said competition robots pass various tests on time.

It is interesting that in the past year, Google has refused to finance the project Atlas military agency DARPA. Despite that, this year, seven of the eleven finalist teams DRC will use the robot Atlas Unplugged (against five of the eight finalist teams in the past year).

Video of the day: Boston Dynamics robot radically redesigned Atlas updated: January 21, 2015 author: John Malkovich