An Improved Version of ATLAS Humanoid Robot

An Improved Version of ATLAS Humanoid Robot

Feb 24, 2016 @ 15:01 |

In august 2015, Google owned company Boston Dynamics posted a video of ATLAS humanoid robot in outdoor and indoor testing. The previous version of ATLAS attached to a power tether but Boston Dynamics made it tether free. Boston Dynamics unveiled new improved version of ATLAS robot.  This version of ATLAS is non-tethered, more robust, reliable and controllable than old one. The mechanical design is also little bit different than DRC ATLAS humanoid robot. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

The new version of ATLAS, designed to operate in outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects.

ATLAS humanoid robot designed to negotiate outdoor, rough terrain. ATLAS can walk bipedally and can manipulate the environment like human. ATLAS is strong and coordinated enough to stand up using own hands and feet and can pick up and place the objects in congested areas.


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