The Atlas robot created by Google-owned firm Boston Dynamics is a formidable figure at 6ft 2in tall and weighing in at 330lb. The robot boasts 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision, and is one of the most advanced robots ever created.
According to Boston Dynamics, Atlas is a 'high mobility, humanoid robot designed to navigate outdoor, rough terrain. "Atlas can walk bipedally leaving the upper limbs free to lift, carry,and manipulate the environment. In extremely challenging terrain, atlas is strong and coordinated enough to climb using hands and feet, to pick its way through congested spaces.
Inspired by the speed of cheetahs, the endurance of horses, the maneuverability of monkeys, and the versatility of humans, IHMC researchers are on a quest to develop legged robots that are fast, efficient and graceful.'
Yessir. Speed, endurance, maneuverability, versatility. Who are they kidding? These things need an 1 1/2" thick power/control cable cable hanging from the ceiling to move an inch. Various news media like to refer to this "Robbie the Robot" as "terrifying", "scary", "dangerous".