Jumping, leaping robots are nothing new – but these tend to fit in the palm of your hand (or be even smaller than that). It’s hard to imagine full-size, bipedal robots capable of moves than even I have to catch my breath doing at the gym. But this BostonDynamics ‘Atlas’ robot makes it look seamless… maybe not a perfect 10, but a solid 8 for sure! Watch:
(That last cut though! The bloopers are at times more entertaining than the actual thing.)
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