This Humanoid Robot Called “Atlas” Learns To Do Parkour Backflips

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The World’s Most Dynamic Humanoid.Atlas uses balance and whole-body skills to achieve two-handed mobile manipulation.Atlas is the latest in a line of advanced humanoid robots we are developing.

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Atlas’ control system coordinates motions of the arms, torso and legs to achieve whole-body mobile manipulation.Greatly expanding its reach and workspace. Atlas’ ability to balance while performing tasks allows it to work in a large volume while occupying only a small footprint.

The Atlas hardware takes advantage of 3D printing to save weight and space, resulting in a remarkable compact robot with high strength-to-weight ratio and a dramatically large workspace.

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Stereo vision, range sensing and other sensors give Atlas the ability to manipulate objects in its environment and to travel on rough terrain. Atlas keeps its balance when jostled or pushed and can get up if it tips over.

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