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Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot – it does parkour now. To wit:

We created the manoeuvres using new techniques that streamline the development process. First, an optimisation algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each manoeuvre into dynamically-feasible reference motions.  Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one manoeuvre to the next.

…and then kills all humans.

Previously: Warehousebot

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One of a series of ‘futurist films’ by global design collective Universal Everything exploring human-machine collaboration through performance and emerging technologies. To wit:

A dancer teaches a series of three robots (in this case, Izzy) how to move. As the robots’ abilities develop from shaky mimicry to composed mastery, a physical dialogue emerges between man and machine – mimicking, balancing, challenging, competing, outmanoeuvring…

…killing all humans, etc.

Previously: More Than Human

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