More proof that robots are preparing to overthrow humans

More proof that robots are preparing to overthrow humans

A robot from Boston Dynamics, an engineering and robotics company based in Massachusetts is apparently gearing up to take on the world of athletics.

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The latest development from Boston Dynamics, the Massachusetts-based engineering and robotics company, shows Atlas the biped robot running across a small stretch of grass. 

This comes after Atlas did a very impressive backflip, and several years after Boston Dynamics introduced BigDog, a "robotic pack mule" designed for use in the military. 

The new video of Atlas competently moving towards a goal.
According to Engadget, Atlas's accomplishment is not something to be scoffed at: "considering the abilities necessary, it's impressive to see a robot running untethered across open terrain, and easily clearing a small obstacle".

Despite not having a head, Atlas is a better runner at this stage than most primary school-aged athletes.

And once he learns how to jump over hurdles without slowing down, he will be positively unstoppable. 

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