Boston Dynamics Robot Performs Incredible Parkour Routine

first published on September 25, 2019 by

Boston Dynamics continues to push the envelope in the field of robotics technology, this time with an upgraded robot that can flawlessly perform complex parkour and gymnastics routines.


A new video shows their upgraded “Atlas” robot performing an incredible series of rolls, twists, and kicks with seamless transition.

In the video description, Boston Dynamics explains: “Atlas uses its whole body … legs, arms, torso … to perform a sequence of dynamic maneuvers that form a gymnastic routine. We created the maneuvers using new techniques that streamline the development process.

First, an optimization algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each maneuver into dynamically-feasible reference motions. Then, Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next.

Using this approach, we developed the routine significantly faster than previous Atlas routines, with a performance success rate of about 80%. For more information visit us at”

This thing needs a carbine and a five paragraph OPORD ASAP!


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