Atlas Project Robot Gets Knocked Down But Keeps Getting Up

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  1. dgstorm

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    The latest crazy concoction from those zany engineers over at Boston Dynamics (the Google owned robotics company), shows off the latest advancements in robot tech. The newest version of their Atlas project is a remarkably humanoid shaped robot that can walk on snow, move boxes, avoid getting pushed over, and pick itself back up when it is knocked down.

    The video (shown in the thread below) is both funny, sad and a bit creepy. You can't help but laugh as the robot stumbles around in the snow, yet you feel a tiny bit sad when the tester keeps pushing the robot over. Overall, the advancement is just a bit creepy and might remind you of the robot from the cheesy 80's movie Saturn 3: Saturn 3 (1980) - IMDb.

    Regardless, it's amazing how far the robotics engineers have come so quickly.
     
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    Here's the video:

     
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    This can only end bad... Did you hear the robot say "I'll be back" just as he walked out the door? Maybe it's just me.... :)
     
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    Guy with the stick better change his name from John Connor to something else
     
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    Creepy... Just creepy.

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    I'm telling you, they make them look like humans so we'll succumb to them easier. get ready to praise the robot overlords
     
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    I was with him though...I'd quit after being treated like that too lmao
     
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    I half expected the robot to stand up, look straight at the guy, then tear his heart out and go back to the box problem.

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    ^^^ wish I could triple like that post :)
     
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    I am a huge robotics nerd and that **** is amazing. I can't believe how much better Atlas has gotten since the previous version from last years DARPA competition. Absolutely astonishing.
     
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    To be fair....Boston dynamics pulled off a winner. DARPA was THE institution that built amazing things (uncle Sam wants a waterproof bombproof zombie apocalypseproof robotic yak that can do simple calculus and yodel..... how can we make this happen in 2 weeks gentlemen?)
    Now our government can't unlock an iPhone without borking it. Gotta love progress
     
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    Atlas will take revenge! Here's a hilarious dubbed remix parody of the Atlas video from above:

     
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