Please say hello to Atlas from Boston Dynamics. Atlas is one of the most advanced humanoid robots on the planet and after watching the video above, you understand why. The engineers of Boston Dynamics are able to fully control Atlas by moving the arms, torso and legs. You would expect that this robot is very heavy but it only weighs 75kg and is about 1,5m tall. It is powered by a battery which is on its back. The reason, Atlas only weighs 75kg is that most of its hardware is 3D printed.
Although this may be a scary evolution like for warfare, let’s focus on the good things it could do. Being able to move this easily, Atlas could be very well used after natural disasters where mankind still struggles to get mobilized to rescue people.
But we’re actually hoping to see Atlas qualifying for the next Olympics.