Boston Dynamics announce electric Atlas humanoid for Hyundai factories


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Boston Dynamics unveil a powerful upgrade: a fully electric Atlas robot.

Only one day after announcing the retirement of their previous hydraulic Atlas generation, Boston Dynamics have shocked the robotics community with their latest electric Atlas video which may be their most impressive yet.

This new Atlas boasts highly mobile limbs, each capable of independent movement for maximum agility.

While initial deployment is planned for car factories, future applications could extend beyond the industrial setting.
  • Boston Dynamics unveils new electric Atlas humanoid robot designed for real-world applications.
  • This next generation Atlas is stronger, more dexterous, and more agile than previous versions.
  • Atlas will be used in collaboration with Hyundai to test and iterate applications.
  • The electric Atlas will be equipped with new AI and machine learning tools.
  • The new electric Atlas will be stronger with a broader range of motion than previous generations.
  • Atlas will be able to lift and maneuver a wider variety of heavy, irregular objects.
  • New gripper variations are being explored to give Atlas more manipulation capabilities.
  • Broader range of motion: Atlas's electric design allows for a wider range of movement compared to previous versions, potentially exceeding human capabilities in certain tasks.
  • Independent limb movement: Each of Atlas's limbs can move independently, offering greater agility and potentially overcoming limitations of human coordination.

This journey will start with Hyundai—in addition to investing in us, the Hyundai team is building the next generation of automotive manufacturing capabilities, and it will serve as a perfect testing ground for new Atlas applications. In the months and years ahead, we’re excited to show what the world’s most dynamic humanoid robot can really do—in the lab, in the factory, and in our lives.
However, that form factor doesn’t limit our vision of how a bipedal robot can move, what tools it needs to succeed, and how it can help people accomplish more. We designed the electric version of Atlas to be stronger, more dexterous, and more agile. Atlas may resemble a human form factor, but we are equipping the robot to move in the most efficient way possible to complete a task, rather than being constrained by a human range of motion. Atlas will move in ways that exceed human capabilities. Combining decades of practical experience with first principles thinking, we are confident in our ability to deliver a robot uniquely capable of tackling dull, dirty, and dangerous tasks in real applications.