Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Can Now Grab and Toss, Like People Can

Dynamics Atlas Robot

By Amanda Kooser, CNET

Boston Dynamics' Atlas machines are aiming to be the humans of the robot world when it comes to physical abilities. They can already do parkour and gymnastics, but recent upgrades have added new skills that make the machines even more peoplelike than before.

When we saw Atlas slaying a parkour course in 2021, it had stubby appendages for hands. Today's Atlas, star of a Boston Dynamics video released Wednesday, has grippers and a sense of show-robot-ship.

The video plays out as a work site vignette with a human who's forgotten his tools while up on a high platform. The worker calls for Atlas to fetch his tool bag. The robot gamely builds a bridge, grabs the bag, hops to a higher spot and slings the bag up to its boss. It then performs a gymnastics-style dismount.

The video is a demonstration of the pincher-style hand grippers and the robot's ability to alter its environment and accurately toss a heavy object to complete a task. A behind-the-scenes video goes into detail on how the robot is perceiving and manipulating items.

Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Gets Closer to Human With Grab and Toss Skills

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