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

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Atlas Humanoid Robot Can Now Walk over Tricky Terrain

by Conner Flynn

Researchers at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition have programmed Boston Dynamics’ Atlas humanoid robot to walk over partial footholds thanks to a new balancing algorithm. Essentially this means that it can handle rougher terrain as it chases humans down to put them in human zoos a few years from now.

atlas_robot_1
Seriously though, the improved balance lets the bipedal robot balance on edges that only make contact with part of its feet. The machine can also take quick steps over footholds that only make a single point of contact. This is a big step for the robot. Pun intended.

This could be great for sending the robot into disaster areas or just really rough terrain. On the other hand, if it keeps learning tricks like this there will be no escaping this robot for future humans.

[via Laughing Squid]



Costway Charcoal BBQ Grill

Costway Charcoal BBQ Grill

The Beauty of Horror Coloring Books

The Beauty of Horror Coloring Books

Ted Yoder Band: Whiteout

Ted Yoder Band: Whiteout

2021 VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black RiNo Concept Wants to Take You Mountain Biking

2021 VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black RiNo Concept Wants to Take You Mountain Biking

Ford Announces 2021 Explorer Enthusiast ST and Two More Trims

Ford Announces 2021 Explorer Enthusiast ST and Two More Trims

Ford Gets Ready to Launch its BlueCruise Level 2 Hands-free Driving System

Ford Gets Ready to Launch its BlueCruise Level 2 Hands-free Driving System

Advertisement