Boston Dynamics has impressed the internet for years by showing off its robot technology which is stunningly and sometimes terrifyingly lifelike. Its mechanized canines and big cats have been shown prowling the forests and running in unison, allowing us to imagine a someday era when these robots will be regular inhabitants of our world.
Their latest creation Atlas, is shown in a new video in which it navigates a treacherous outdoor wintry landscape and is then put to the test lifting boxes. This time, one of Boston Dynamics’ employees tests the robot by knocking the boxes out of its clutches or moving them out of its reach.
Finally, in the ultimate taunt, Atlas is shoved to the ground with a huge rod. Thankfully, it hasn’t got enough prowess yet to fight back or this guy might be in trouble.