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    Meet DARPA's Humanoid Robot That Could Someday Save You From A Crumbling Building

    A century of sci-fi movie predictions have just been realized in the 6-foot-tall, robust android called Atlas.
    By: Kit Eaton


    Boston Dynamics has been busy working on an entrant for DARPA's Virtual Robotics Challenge, a contest aimed to create robots that can help in disaster situations. Of course, they could also be used by the military...

    Now, Boston Dynamics has revealed its entrant: A 6-foot-tall humanoid robot called Atlas.
    Compared to the bumbling, tottering, and slow humanoid robots that have hit the media before, you may be shocked at how resilient Atlas is. The machine has sophistication that approaches the stuff of science fiction. It can cope with unexpected trip hazards, survive being knocked off balance by a 20-pound weight, and if the tricks of its developmental predecessor, Petman, are anything to go by, it can climb over obstacles and autonomously navigate to a certain degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Meet DARPA's Humanoid Robot That Could Someday Save You From A Crumbling Building

    A century of sci-fi movie predictions have just been realized in the 6-foot-tall, robust android called Atlas.
    By: Kit Eaton


    Boston Dynamics has been busy working on an entrant for DARPA's Virtual Robotics Challenge, a contest aimed to create robots that can help in disaster situations. Of course, they could also be used by the military...

    Now, Boston Dynamics has revealed its entrant: A 6-foot-tall humanoid robot called Atlas.
    Compared to the bumbling, tottering, and slow humanoid robots that have hit the media before, you may be shocked at how resilient Atlas is. The machine has sophistication that approaches the stuff of science fiction. It can cope with unexpected trip hazards, survive being knocked off balance by a 20-pound weight, and if the tricks of its developmental predecessor, Petman, are anything to go by, it can climb over obstacles and autonomously navigate to a certain degree.
    Read More>http://www.fastcompany.com/3014203/f...bling-building

    That's not a picture of the robot. The robot generates much more warmth and human feeling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    That's not a picture of the robot. The robot generates much more warmth and human feeling.
    They did that to prevent men from wanting to have sex with it.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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