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Watch this energetic robot go for a jog

12 May 2018
Watch this energetic robot go for a jog

Boston Dynamics - the robotics company that entertains and terrifies in equal measures - has uploaded another two videos to its YouTube channel.

Atlas also jumps over a log, although we've seen it do that before. The latest shows the company's two-legged robot, Atlas, running at impressive speed.

It seems like Boston Dynamics robots get more human looking every day. It runs through a grassy field and even senses when it is approaching an object.

Good boy? We certainly hope so. "Atlas' ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint".

Boston Dynamics said the robot is manually driven through the space to build a map using visual data from front-facing camera.

In its second video, Boston Dynamic shows SpotMini navigating autonomously, as well as walking up and down stairs. Once the operator presses "GO" at the beginning of the video, the robot is on its own. This clip of the SpotMini robot running around the office showcases just how well this quadruped robot can navigate even the trickiest of scenarios.