It’s autonomous, it’s nearly intelligent. . . give it gun, no, perhaps not
The latest version of the Atlas robot is smaller, lighter, and looks far more rugged than its ancestor, which was widely used at the DARPA Robotics Challenge last year. The video shows the humanoid recognizing and walking through doors
The new Atlas has added the ability to put up with a lot of abuse. When pushed in the chest, it staggers backward and quickly recovers its balance. Walking through showy woods, it stumbles on uneven terrain but keeps going. And most impressively, when shoved hard from behind, the robot falls over – but then quickly pops back up. Only a few months ago, that kind of resiliency was almost unheard of. More….