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What makes for an impressive humanoid robot? Boston Dynamics has a new Atlas model that ditches the hydraulics and is electrically powered. The new Atlas robot is leaner, but not meaner — it’s actually designed to be more approachable and less industrial. But its improved range of motion is still intended to help it perform…

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What makes for an impressive humanoid robot? Boston Dynamics has a new Atlas model that ditches the hydraulics and is electrically powered. The new Atlas robot is leaner, but not meaner — it’s actually designed to be more approachable and less industrial. But its improved range of motion is still intended to help it perform those industrial tasks, and with its compact size and ability to maneuver fairly gracefully, it can unlock new use cases and possible work environments. TechCrunch’s Alex Wilhelm discusses what this could mean for robots entering the workplace.

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  1. @antmass3

    April 17, 2024 at 2:38 pm

    Notice it’s legs as it stands and walks. They aren’t in the typical bended position that other robots seem to require in order to maintain balance. They seem to remain more or less straight, bending on as needed to complete each stride.

    • @folgoll8927

      April 18, 2024 at 12:32 pm

      Maybe it’s just bottom heavy?

  2. @TheGlobalProfessional

    April 17, 2024 at 2:51 pm

    One great thing about this new Atlas is that every company will copy it. This New Atlas style of robot seems more capable than other humanoid robots in terms of movement. Now researchers, product designers, and the like will build upon innovations from before. We are going to start seeing more amalgamations of all these designs. There will be cheap copies, budget friendly versions, and high end models as well. Combined with ML and Virtual Twins; the training of these bots will happen much faster than before.

  3. @pauled4467

    April 17, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    Looks like Pathfinder from Apex Legends.

    • @deondrex18k

      April 17, 2024 at 9:21 pm

      It do just need a screen on his torso 😅

  4. @vanillajack5925

    April 17, 2024 at 4:03 pm

    These new IG series assassin droids are getting pretty advanced.

  5. @hexane8

    April 17, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    Come on, we all know why guys want this tech to move along and it ain’t for butlers.

    • @mygirldarby

      April 17, 2024 at 5:50 pm

      Most people aren’t as focused on that as you seem to think.

    • @williamparrish2436

      April 17, 2024 at 8:03 pm

      Yeah, I predict robots combined with VR will give virtually realistic sexual experiences. At that point men will stop looking to women for sex and will probably only marry for religious reasons or children. The average woman will have to change if they want husbands. No more “I am the table” talk. They’ll need to offer something other than sex. Just like men have to offer protection, financial support, wedding rings, houses, cars, etc… tangible things.

  6. @panigALI1199s

    April 17, 2024 at 4:38 pm

    BD been sandbaggin’ it, open source is dead…this is corporate arms race shots fired.

  7. @DominicRyanOsborne

    April 17, 2024 at 6:16 pm

    Literally just asking for a death match race between atlas figure and Optimus, in gasoline cars.. Boston dynamics says hold on we have a new trainee

  8. @goatgodbydesign

    April 17, 2024 at 6:19 pm

    This will show you how close we really are

  9. @hunterhenryk

    April 17, 2024 at 6:28 pm

    Robot butler? How are you going to afford a robot butler once you’re unemployed?

    • @SCP-mt7bc

      April 18, 2024 at 7:15 am

      Giving him a battery

  10. @Volnues

    April 17, 2024 at 6:52 pm

    Robot butlers would be slavery, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that a pasty white guy would want that.

    • @SCP-mt7bc

      April 18, 2024 at 7:14 am

      BY GOD, IT’S A ROBOT

  11. @Ammopoint

    April 17, 2024 at 9:44 pm

    Can’t afford to buy a robot if I don’t have a job.

  12. @CD3WD-Project

    April 17, 2024 at 9:58 pm

    Not good people not good if you watch the videos of the old Atlas you could tell that it would bleed if it got hurt if the new one is full electric that means it doesn’t bleed skynet becometh for everyone.

    • @TTTTacu

      April 18, 2024 at 1:49 pm

      40mm grenade launcher:

  13. @CalebBerg

    April 17, 2024 at 11:19 pm

    TOO MUCH TALK, NOT ENOUGH WALK BRO!! — We know you can talk, you should be showing what this “great” robot thing can do!

  14. @spicyapplesauce1868

    April 18, 2024 at 1:03 am

    week one someone is going to drill holes in that thing

  15. @CharlieKelly-ub5qw

    April 18, 2024 at 1:42 am

    I’ll believe it. When I see it

  16. @userpupkin499

    April 18, 2024 at 2:39 am

    Не. . Атлас 1 был истинным гуманоидом. Когда он упал и отбил яйца о бревно, он, как настоящий мужик, за них схватился))

  17. @chrisfojtik7391

    April 18, 2024 at 4:37 am

    BD can fall off the earth.

    • @simobomb6475

      April 18, 2024 at 9:36 am

      Ew flat earther

  18. @chrisfojtik7391

    April 18, 2024 at 4:37 am

    People who admire this can fall off the earth

  19. @danielmoll

    April 18, 2024 at 9:50 am

    The unsolved problem is that the battery life will be so short that the robot will trip over the cable. 😆

  20. @MrLouddrums

    April 18, 2024 at 11:30 am

    His book selections are awesome on the shelf behind him. I’ve already made a list of what I could see for some to read lol

  21. @CharaDreemurr-

    April 18, 2024 at 3:32 pm

    Is that V1 ultrakill💀

    • @fizzinsoda

      April 19, 2024 at 4:46 am

      no it’s atlas

    • @Slayer-cr7gi

      April 19, 2024 at 4:25 pm

      Not yet but maybe

  22. @camduran3352

    April 18, 2024 at 4:01 pm

    The Atlas robot grabbing at its (non-existent) balls has me hyperventilating! 😂🤣😆

  23. @ShyitFard69

    April 18, 2024 at 5:07 pm

    Imagine what these robots could do for people who are disabled, and or impaired

    • @PetertheGreatest1

      April 19, 2024 at 5:28 pm

      They could tear them limb from limb

    • @AHHHHHHHH21

      April 21, 2024 at 11:41 pm

      For the first replier, no, they aren’t that strong, and also they aren’t controlled by ai. This isn’t terminator. (Well, they are “controlled” by ai which just allows it to move better)

  24. @BCBtheBeastlyBeast

    April 18, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    “Good news”? Maybe. Maybe not.

  25. @dwainmorris7854

    April 18, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    NEVER HAVE ONE OF THOSE THING IN MY HOUSE

    • @AHHHHHHHH21

      April 21, 2024 at 11:40 pm

      Cool. Nobody asked you to.

    • @dwainmorris7854

      April 22, 2024 at 4:17 am

      @@AHHHHHHHH21 Nobody had to

    • @AHHHHHHHH21

      April 22, 2024 at 8:50 am

      @@dwainmorris7854 then why were you so aggressive about it?

  26. @Dr.Cosmar

    April 18, 2024 at 10:36 pm

    It’s amazing how many people keep passing this video off as legit instead of acknowledging that this is basically a commercial for investors or demonstrates the goal, there isn’t one working prototype yet.

    It’s “fund us and this could have your name on it.”.

    • @AHHHHHHHH21

      April 21, 2024 at 11:43 pm

      “there isn’t one working prototype yet” you sure? that robot getting up and walking around sure looked like a working prototype. This isn’t even their first bipedal robot, it just looks a lot more refined than the first one

    • @Dr.Cosmar

      April 22, 2024 at 12:12 am

      @@AHHHHHHHH21 I am %100 positive there is no working prototype.

      It’s CG.

  27. @billyoung8118

    April 19, 2024 at 12:42 am

    This is the closest thing so far that mimics that uber flexible guy in Cirque du Soleil.

  28. @thymecrafter

    April 19, 2024 at 4:21 am

    don’t give him coins

  29. @fredericoduvel3092

    April 19, 2024 at 7:21 am

    The King is back!🤴

  30. @Ronald-Butler

    April 19, 2024 at 9:30 am

    Honestly, the Tesla robot mess is hot garbage compared to even a ten-year-old Atlas. Good to see Boston Dynamics show Tesla how to make a decent electric robot.

  31. @atoshipongen5005

    April 19, 2024 at 11:02 am

    From 2006 to 2017 biggest healing of the world, from 2018 to 2023 showing God power, from 2024 we live on and the way of live living system thanks

  32. @edwardfletcher7790

    April 19, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    More like our new personal Terminator…. LoL

  33. @LbLedesma-zp6pm

    April 19, 2024 at 3:58 pm

    Fake video…………….

  34. @LbLedesma-zp6pm

    April 19, 2024 at 3:59 pm

    Obviously CGI.

    • @Twenty1world

      April 21, 2024 at 2:19 pm

      Looks programmed but doesnt look like CGI as they already showed amazing movements of previous virsion.

  35. @LbLedesma-zp6pm

    April 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm

    Boston is a bullshit company. Pay no attention to the man with his arm up the robots ass………..

  36. @melgross

    April 20, 2024 at 11:37 am

    Well, the problem with robots is that they’re incredibly expensive. Hundreds of thousands of dollars expensive. The reality is that without some major design and manufacturing breakthrough, not things anticipated any time soon, they will continue to be far too expensive to be used for much beyond demonstrations and some military uses such as finding bombs and possibly a few cases of rescue. Home use isn’t even a glimmer right now and may not be for at least a couple of decades. Industrial robots are very job oriented. That is, they are programmed specifically for certain tasks. But general purpose robots are a completely different matter. Frankly, the idea that Open A.I. would be used isn’t exactly reassuring. We’ve seen how off the rails their software can get. I’d be concerned if that happened while controlling a humanoid body of that flexibility and strength. Asimov’s Three Laws of robotics look to be useful here, but they’ve been analyzed several times, and the problems with them are troubling. There is no simple solution.

    • @AHHHHHHHH21

      April 21, 2024 at 11:47 pm

      When computers were invented they were insanely expensive and basic. Now we pay a few hundred for a super advanced piece of machinery that dwarfs even NASA super computers from the time.

    • @melgross

      April 22, 2024 at 12:06 am

      @@AHHHHHHHH21 it’s true. But I design and build machines. I also started with computers in high school back in the 1960s. There’s a major difference between computers and machinery. While computing has come down orders of magnitude over the years, machinery costs have remained about the same. A robot is almost entirely machinery. Depending on what you want the robot to be capable of, that cost is going to to vary, of course, but even very basic models will cost near six digits. More complex models will cost somewhere between six and seven digits. The military and industry users will pay for these if the humanoid form is actually useful to them, which isn’t something that’s assured. This isn’t science fiction. Reality has shown that specialized robots are much more effective than a humanoid form. We are what we are because of evolution, but robots will be. Built for a,purpose. And cost is always a factor. If it’s cheaper to build computers into machines than to build a robot that will work a machine, then that is what will be done.

  37. @voxyloids8723

    April 20, 2024 at 8:26 pm

    Thant’s not good news )))

  38. @cassandramathis8657

    April 20, 2024 at 10:25 pm

    Mankind is dead

    Blood is fuel

    Hell is fuel

  39. @twister010

    April 21, 2024 at 12:50 pm

    i don’t think we should have built terminators until we removed all the dictators from the earth

  40. @bradsgold345

    April 21, 2024 at 5:35 pm

    I Robot….

  41. @jamesmccool503

    April 21, 2024 at 10:12 pm

    These are not going to be your butlers. They will be your prison guards, congressional informants and slave drivers.

  42. @robertcornelius3514

    April 22, 2024 at 9:17 am

    Me, “I need you to do laundry and sweep the floor.”
    New Atlas, “You are NOW my slave.”

  43. @georgehunter2813

    April 22, 2024 at 6:12 pm

    The Hyundai Korea connection can be seen in this version of the Atlas robot going back to the DARPA task contest about a decade ago. The DARPA contest required the robot to drive a cart to a building, park, and then enter a building interior with obstacles, navigate to a dry wall panel and perform mechanical tasks to it. The Korean robot entry for that task contest had similar unconventional movement schemes as the new Atlas robot is demonstrating now. This Atlas is an advanced break from the more conventional previous Atlas model. Hyundai plus Boston Robotics……mostly Hyundai. It’s Korean Atlas now.

  44. @7even871

    April 22, 2024 at 9:12 pm

    Looks like cgi

  45. @johnvega2528

    April 23, 2024 at 2:06 am

    It’s so unreal it looks fake

  46. @time-a-tell2461

    April 23, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    What public company could you invest in for the Atlas robot ?

  47. @Scrappysir2

    April 23, 2024 at 10:01 pm

    Budget cuts:

    • @Minos-gaming______dylanjam5737

      April 25, 2024 at 4:55 am

      We do *NOT* want to give it coins

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