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Atlas is now as agile as a gymnast, allowing this self-contained little robot to tumble, twist, and dance like a kid at a rave. The robot, created by Boston Robotics, started out as a simple bipedal robot that could pick up boxes and the like. Now, thanks to new tech and machine learning, this wild robot is far more agile than anyone single one of us, barring circus performers.

I, for one, welcome our future robot overlords.


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By John Biggs

John Biggs is an entrepreneur, consultant, writer, and maker. He spent fifteen years as an editor for Gizmodo, CrunchGear, and TechCrunch and has a deep background in hardware startups, 3D printing, and blockchain. His work has appeared in Men’s Health, Wired, and the New York Times.