The Atlas Robot Can Now Chase You In The Forest

Boston Dynamics took the leashes off its robots Atlas and SpotMini

Boston Dynamics took the leashes off its robots Atlas and SpotMini

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can now jog like humans.

Boston Dynamics' robots keep getting smarter - and soon they'll be available for purchase.

The company will start selling the dog-like robots in 2019, likely to businesses for use as a camera-equipped security guard. He said Boston Dynamics still hasn't figured out how to make money from Atlas yet.

We've seen some of the insane and impressive stuff that Boston Dynamics robots have done in the past, though we've also seen how they've pushed their robots around, leading to questions about just how quickly we can expect the robots to take over and subvert humanity (joking). The four-legged robot SpotMini - can move freely in enclosed spaces without the assistance of an operator, this really was a great achievement in engineering Boston Dynamics. Raibert did not say how much SpotMini would cost.

Now, in an even more endearing video, we're able to watch the robot take its first cross country run.

The robotics company released this video of its insanely human-like robot named Atlas going out for some air - Boston Dynamics' own words, not ours.

At one point, the robot detects it is coming upon a log on the ground. The robot has also mastered the two-footed jump over a moderate obstacle, although it appears that climbing a tree will still help you evade the robots.

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