A video of ATLAS, the new generation of humanoid robot, has been released by Google's Boston Dynamics.
For a long time, the motion stability of bipedal movement has been regarded as a difficult research issue in academic circles. But in a new video, a new generation of robot, which features a white main body and is almost as tall as average human beings, presents amazing balancing ability. The robot can not only move quickly in a field of snow, it can also stand up after being knocked down. It can also pick up a suitcase and put it down in a specified location.
It is incredible to imagine that the first generation of this product, which came out in 2014, seemed like a baby, trying to walk but always falling down. With the rapid development of humanoid robots, will we embrace the world described in the movie I, Robot? We want to know the answer.
In the movie, robots have better motion competency and thinking ability than human beings. They take care of children and build a base on the surface of a distant planet. In science fiction, robots are always loyal to human beings.
In real life, as technology continues to develop and production cost decrease, will robots take over the world one day? What changes will our society witness in the future?
In the video, ATLAS was able to finish various tasks assigned to it by human beings. It could stand up and move forward after being knocked down. Robots may become our friends and provide help to us, but they may also be formidable competitors or even foes one day in the future.