Ken Goldberg Comments on Atlas for Wired

25 Feb, 2016

Ken Goldberg Comments on Atlas for Wired

Wired reached out to our very own preeminent roboticist Ken Goldberg to comment on the new design, 'Atlas,' of Boston Dynamics. In a video released demonstrating the new robot's capabilities, a Boston Dynamics researcher battered the robot, which was able to fall and stand back up even with significant system impulses like being hit with a stick.

“It definitely triggered the uncanny valley response,” Goldberg says in the article. “I mean, most of us probably had the same reaction when it got pushed around: We expected it to turn around and blast that guy with a laser beam.”

Atlas can walk across snowy terrain, pick up boxes, and open doors, though Boston Dynamics have not given many details about the new designs specs.