MAY 14, 2018 10:52 AM PDT

Atlas the Robot Goes Jogging in Suburbia: Video

WRITTEN BY: Julia Travers

In May 2018, Boston Dynamics shared a video of its Atlas robot out for a neighborhood jog. Much like Atlas' backflip video that received over 15 million views on YouTube in late 2017, this clip documents a new skillset for the advanced humanoid robot from Boston Dynamics, a U.S. engineering and robotics design company.

The video is just over 30 seconds and shows Atlas jogging with great aplomb and buoyancy through a grassy area in a neighborhood. When it approaches a log, it slows down and easily hops over.

Boston Dynamics also has an internet-famous canine-like robot called a SpotMini that it plans to start selling in 2019. The company was founded in 1992, has a home base in Massachusetts, and is a subsidiary of a Japanese conglomerate called SoftBank Group. It states is mission is to "build the most advanced robots on Earth, with remarkable mobility, agility, dexterity and speed."
About the Author
  • Julia Travers is a writer, artist and teacher. She frequently covers science, tech and conservation.
You May Also Like
NOV 14, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 14, 2019
Elon Musk Shows Off SpaceX's Shiny New Starship
If you’ve been paying any attention to SpaceX lately, then you’ve undoubtedly caught wind of the plethora of controlled launching and landing t...
NOV 14, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 14, 2019
Why a Metal Asteroid Tops NASA's Must-Explore List
Innumerable amounts of asteroids exist in the asteroid belt that resides between Mars and Jupiter in orbit around the Sun, but one specimen in particular a...
NOV 14, 2019
Earth & The Environment
NOV 14, 2019
The Amazon is Still Burning
Although other crises may be dominating international news headlines, the Amazon rainforest is still burning. The Wall Street Journal stated that more than...
NOV 14, 2019
Earth & The Environment
NOV 14, 2019
Pesticides Plague Great Barrier Reef Waterways
Based on parameters set by the Australian and Queensland Governments, a significant pesticide reduction target for waters entering for the Great Barrier Re...
NOV 14, 2019
Space & Astronomy
NOV 14, 2019
What You Need to Know About NASA's Upcoming WFIRST Space Telescope
There are several space telescopes observing the cosmos at the very time of this writing, and there are plans to launch even more of them in the near futur...
NOV 14, 2019
Plants & Animals
NOV 14, 2019
Watch a Sunfish Get a Cleaning in the Depths of the Ocean
Ocean sunfish, also known as Mola Mola, are the world’s heaviest bony fish. These creatures can span up to three meters long and weigh more than two...
Loading Comments...