Boston Dynamics’ Atlas

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By: Grace Kim

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Boston Dynamics’ bipedal robot, Atlas, can now do back flips. Bipedal robots struggle with keeping balance while walking. However, not only can Atlas walk, but it can also do back flips successfully. Atlas improved significantly since its first appearance. Not only has it become lighter, but it can now work with its hands. Moreover, there is a less chance that the robot will fall. Humanoid robots will improve more in the future.

Link to the Original Article: https://www.wired.com/story/atlas-robot-does-backflips-now/

Atlas relates to engineering and the world. This robot changed the world of engineering, as although it only has two legs, it can balance itself and back flip. A variety of engineers participated to create Atlas, such as robotics and mechanical engineers. The world will be impacted by Atlas, as there will be more humanoid robots like Atlas in the future. Later, they will most likely be used in everyone’s daily life.