The New Atlas Robot Offers Improved Balance and Functioning

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 26, 2016
References: bostondynamics & cnbc
The newest version of the Atlas robot is shorter than its predecessor, an attribute that makes it more balanced than ever and makes it better suited towards operating in indoor environments.

This particular iteration of the Atlas robot is capable of operating in a completely untethered setup. It is fitted with a whole slew of brand new sensors in its legs as well as its body that enable it to offer better balance. Stereo sensors and LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology make it capable of detecting and avoiding any obstacles that may appear in its path.

The robot is also capable of carrying out complicated motions such as stacking objects while twisting its body in order to gain optimum body balance and function.

Ultimately, the new Atlas robot is remarkably flexible and versatile in its physical motions, and is single-handedly taking the field of robotics into the future.