The future is now: humanoid robots

Humanoid Robots are supposed to be in the future, but it seems that the future is now.

A humanoid robot named Atlas, according to http://www.bostondynamics.com, “Atlas is a high mobility, humanoid robot designed to negotiate outdoor, rough terrain. Atlas can walk bipedally leaving the upper limbs free to lift, carry, and manipulate the environment. In extremely challenging terrain, Atlas is strong and coordinated enough to climb using hands and feet, to pick its way through congested spaces.

Articulated, sensate hands will enable Atlas to use tools designed for human use. Atlas includes 28 hydraulically-actuated degrees of freedom, two hands, arms, legs, feet and a torso.

An articulated sensor head includes stereo cameras and a laser range finder. Atlas is powered from an off-board, electric power supply via a flexible tether”.

More information can be found here about Atlas. A video of Atlas can be found here.

So, do you think that more developed and complicated versions of these will come? Comment below of what you think about this.

The featured image at the top is courtesy of http://www.bostondynamics.com.

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