A news that almost every one was waiting for. Robots are finally here. Robots that can walk like humans and stand on their feet and act like a human, well physically. In this video you can see how robot known as Atlas takes a package up and puts it on the shelf. It recognizes the package moves when a member of Boston Dynamic team moves the box with a hockey stick. He also knocks down Atlas in the ground but Atlas stands on the feet again easily. He probably is not realizing that robots have pretty long memory.
Some predict that this is going to be end of manual labor. A company from Hong Kong is investing to make robots so can make coffee. I know you may not like that idea of asking a robot to pour you coffee or serving you breakfast but hey, guess what? it’s happening. It may sounds scary a little or a lot not knowing where this will end us up. In near future, maybe in 5 or 10 years you will be deciding if they are allowed to put your kids in bed or change their dipper. This is how fast they are going to get advanced. They are able to pick up packages right now and in couple next years they will be walking on the streets delivering pizzas or in your office doing hard works. Manual labor is going to end in our lifetime.
What we know from future? How are we going to judge where we will end up? We will find out pretty soon.
This is a big issue with job market and society adaptation but it’s going to be a huge lift in terms of an efficiency of companies that no one expected. In the job market Atlas is not a huge treat as people are already out of that concept and robots already filled the place. Atlas looks like humans, walks like humans and in near future when programmers get more advanced they will be more human and flawless than human.
A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in 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. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.
This video show the experiment of letting Atlas walk outside, out of lab atmosphere. There are no strings attached to it and it’s facing unpredictable environment.
Boston Dynamics’ new “Atlas” robot is a game changer, not just for companies, but for society, Insider.com CEO Jason Calacanis said Wednesday.
Source: Boston Dynamic, CNBC report.