Atlas has one of the world’s most compact mobile hydraulic systems. A custom battery, valves, and a compact hydraulic power unit enable Atlas to deliver high power to any of its 28 hydraulic joints for impressive feats of mobility.
Atlas’s advanced control system enables highly diverse and agile locomotion, while algorithms reason through complex dynamic interactions involving the whole body and environment to plan movements.
Atlas uses 3D printed parts to give it the strength-to-weight ratio necessary for leaps and somersaults.
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Leaps, Bounds, and Backflips
By training Atlas to maneuver its way through complex parkour courses, Boston Dynamics engineers develop new movements inspired by human behaviors and push the humanoid robot to its limits.
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Atlas, Spot, and Handle perform a dance routine, demonstrating the robots' agility and balance.
Behind those dancing robots, scientists had to bust a move
The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the beat with a mix of fluid, explosive and expressive motions that are almost human.
Recent Progress on Atlas, the World’s Most Dynamic Humanoid Robot
The Atlas project aims to make advances in robot hardware and software that allow us to match or exceed average human performance in dynamic mobility tasks. Scott Kuindersma gives an overview of how we are using optimization to rapidly create behaviors for Atlas and share some recent examples of applying these ideas to perception-driven parkour.