One of the engineering firms, Boston Dynamics has built an anthropomorphic robot that can easily mimic the moves of the iconic movies. The crane move that was unleashed in the 1983 Movie The Karate Kid by Daniel LaRusso, the robot mimics it without a trouble. According to the reports, the Atlas — name of the robot, stands tall with a height of 6 feet and weighs nearly 330 lbs. It sports a head made of two cameras and a laser rangefinder that provides the robot with the necessary information to analyse depth and distance of the object. This unique analysing feature makes this robot stand out of the crowd; it can do what other robots can’t even think of.
The robot has the capabilities to do almost everything from carrying weight, moving around climbing steps and jumps. The researchers were able to design this robot in such a way that it is different from most of the robots right now.
Boston Dynamics said, “Atlas is strong and coordinated enough to climb using hands and feet, to pick its way through congested spaces.”
“Inspired by the speed of cheetahs, the endurance of horses, the manoeuvrability of monkeys, and the versatility of humans, IHMC researchers are on a quest to develop legged robots that are fast, efficient, and graceful, with the mobility required to access many of the same places that humans can,” the team said. Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google in the year 2013.
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