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, conservation and the arts. She enjoys solutions journalism. Find more of her work at jtravers.journoportfolio.com.
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