Boston Dynamics: “It’s time for Atlas to pick up a new set of skills and get hands on.”
Watch this video and tell me you’re not terrified of this thing in the wrong hands—which is pretty much anyone except my own. Actually, not sure I would trust it controlled by my hands.
Atlas, by Boston Dynamics, was designed to help you do work. They can program it to “think,” “choose” decisions and do backflips. Currently, Atlas is purely a research platform. However:
“Stephens says that roboticists are still a “long way off” from creating humanoid robots that can routinely tackle dirty and dangerous jobs in the real world. “Manipulation is a broad category, and we still have a lot of work to do,” he says. “But this gives a sneak peek at where the field is going. This is the future of robotics.”
I’m not sure I can trust something that works like a human but is not human—maybe if it didn’t have legs.
At least some of the internet agrees with me.
I love this reply:
— B-Win (@elonbuck) January 18, 2023
Or maybe this one
Boston Dynamics has a less robotic walk that this model. https://t.co/C46EK4TDbK
— Vincent Kennedy (@VincentCrypt46) January 24, 2023
They need to teach it about those OSHA laws.
— Hacer (@hacer_kun) January 20, 2023
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