The Atlas humanoid robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, an American company, has left the lab for field trials: the machine has walked through the woods. Unlike indoor tests, in this case, the robot does not have support from above and is forced to keep its balance on its own. As follows from the published frames, he is still far from grace of the same robomule, or even less so of some Japanese robots: Atlas reminds, by its gait, a not sober hard worker trying to get home. Atlas is constantly improving.
So, at the beginning of 2015, Boston Dynamics significantly (75%) changed the design and design of the biped machine. It was made slimmer, faster and stronger. In addition, the engineers partially got rid of the huge number of wires connected to the robot, in the future it is planned to abandon them altogether.