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Do you want a war? – Because that's how you start a war!

A new version of the Boston Dynamics robot “Atlas” just walked out the door. And it shows a surprising resilience when it comes to being bullied by humans...
Okay, let's be clear. Working in the field of electronics – we at the editorial office do not believe (at least within a narrow time frame of 2-3 years) – that robots will take over the world and enslave mankind. However, robot abuse might be a bit to close to "playing with fire" for our liking.

Jokes aside, the new Atlas version shows some promise. Electrically powered and hydraulically actuated, it uses sensors on its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects.

And, for its size (about 5' 9" tall and a weight of some 180 lbs), it does seem to handle human bullying quite well.


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