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Boston Dynamics introduces new electric model of humanoid robot ‘Atlas’

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Boston Dynamics, a pioneering robotics company renowned for its innovative creations, has unveiled its latest achievement: an all-electric model of the iconic humanoid robot, ‘Atlas’. Departing from its hydraulic predecessor, this new iteration marks a significant leap forward in robotic design and functionality.

The unveiling of the new Atlas model was accompanied by a press release from the Waltham-based robotics company, signaling the retirement of the previous hydraulic version. With a sleek, dark gray body, round head, and articulated fingers, the new Atlas embodies a modernized aesthetic, diverging from its predecessors’ white exterior and claw-like appendages.

According to Boston Dynamics, the new Atlas is currently in the research and development phase, poised to surpass its predecessors in strength, agility, and versatility. Unlike its predecessors, which excelled in lifting and maneuvering heavy objects, the new Atlas aims to redefine robotic capabilities with enhanced dexterity and a broader range of motion.

Evelyn Castle, CEO of Boston Dynamics, expressed enthusiasm for the potential applications of the new Atlas, stating, “This is the first look at a real product, but it certainly isn’t the last.” The company plans to collaborate with select partners, including Hyundai Motor Group, to conduct rigorous testing and validation of the new model in real-world scenarios over the coming years.

In addition to its physical upgrades, the new Atlas boasts advanced features such as “Athletic Intelligence” and real-time perception capabilities, enabling it to adapt to dynamic environments and manipulate objects with precision. Hyundai’s automotive production lines will serve as the initial testing ground for the new Atlas, showcasing its potential for revolutionizing industrial automation.

While the unveiling of the new Atlas heralds a new era of robotics innovation, some observers have been unsettled by its uncanny movements and humanoid appearance. Despite concerns, Boston Dynamics remains committed to pushing the boundaries of robotic technology, envisioning a future where robots like Atlas play a pivotal role in enhancing human productivity and quality of life.

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