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Meet ATLAS!

#1  Postby DoctorE » Jul 12, 2013 9:35 pm

Say hello to ATLAS, one of the most advanced humanoid robots ever built!

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics. Software-focused teams from Tracks B and C of the DARPA Robotics Challenge will use the robot to compete in the first physical competition of the Challenge in December 2013 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
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Re: Meet ATLAS!

#2  Postby newolder » Oct 11, 2018 6:50 pm

Introducing Parkour Atlas
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#3  Postby Macdoc » Oct 11, 2018 7:33 pm

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#4  Postby DoctorE » Oct 16, 2018 11:41 am

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#5  Postby aban57 » Oct 25, 2018 6:43 pm

DoctorE wrote:

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics.


Isn't that the name of the compagny that screws the world in Fringe ?? We're doomed !
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#6  Postby newolder » Dec 14, 2018 8:46 pm

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#7  Postby Macdoc » Dec 15, 2018 5:21 pm

Hilarious but where's the robot driver?
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Re: Meet ATLAS!

#8  Postby minininja » Dec 15, 2018 8:25 pm

Macdoc wrote:Hilarious but where's the robot driver?

It won't be long now.

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#9  Postby newolder » Dec 15, 2018 8:44 pm

The Boston Dynamics clip is from 2015 - the 2018 upgrade will be self-driving, no doubt.
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#11  Postby newolder » Apr 28, 2019 10:46 am

Yeah, but can Boston Dynamics do this?
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#12  Postby newolder » Jun 15, 2019 9:55 am

Nothing can end well with this, I thought...



but then I saw how the FX team made the cgi...



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#13  Postby minininja » Jun 15, 2019 12:45 pm

Impressive job, but in HD it's immediately obvious that it's CGI, particularly the lighting/shadows and contact/movement of the feet with the ground. Need a much bigger budget and a lot more work to make it convincing. It just about passes in low resolution until they start making it do silly things. Also, not sure why they changed the design of the robot. The engineering looks wrong. How is the power and control supposed to be getting to the lower limbs through those hip joints? I mean, they could create robot that had independently powered and wirelessly controlled legs, but it would be an odd thing to do.
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#14  Postby newolder » Jun 15, 2019 4:22 pm

Compared with the multi-page staff list from the movie credits shown, I think these two guys might be on to something of more general applicability.
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Re: Meet ATLAS!

#15  Postby GrahamH » Jun 15, 2019 4:37 pm

aban57 wrote:
DoctorE wrote:

ATLAS was developed for DARPA by Boston Dynamics.


Isn't that the name of the compagny that screws the world in Fringe ?? We're doomed !


Not quite:

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The series was centered on Boston but Massive Dynamic HQ was in NYC.
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