first published on September 25, 2019 by Funker
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 https://www.BostonDynamics.com.”
This thing needs a carbine and a five paragraph OPORD ASAP!