X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Boston Dynamics ATLAS Robot Gets an Upgrade

by Conner Flynn
Advertisement

Boston Dynamics has released a video demonstrating a new upgraded version of its upright walking ATLAS robot. It’s still scary as hell and marches us one step closer to a robot controlled Earth. Watch as it leaves the robot facility all on it’s own and opens the door to go outside – without human permission. Then it goes for a stroll in the woods, reminding me to dig a hole somewhere and go hide.

atlas_1zoom in


After that, ATLAS shows how it can lift boxes and put them on shelves. It shows off more skills, but I can’t watch. No wonder gun sales are going up. I just wanted one nice robot to wash my dishes and do housework. Now they are all over the place, just waiting to take us over.

This new model is shorter and quite a bit lighter than the previous version, plus it’s capable of standing itself up after being knocked over. I sure hope it has some weakness we can exploit, otherwise we’ll be in serious trouble.

[via Laughing Squid]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



The World’s Smallest Knife

The World’s Smallest Knife

4-in-1 Grill

4-in-1 Grill

Retreading Tires

Retreading Tires

Advertisement
Corvette C8.R Mid-Engine Beast Hits Sebring

Corvette C8.R Mid-Engine Beast Hits Sebring

Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines

Vintage Rube Goldberg Clip Explains Gas Engines

Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car Is Ready for FIA R2 Regs

Ford Fiesta R2 Rally Car Is Ready for FIA R2 Regs