Boston Dynamics Humanoid Robot Atlas Retires

Atlas recently demonstrated the picking and placing of automotive struts using image recognition technology

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

April 16, 2024

1 Min Read
Boston Dynamics humanoid robot Atlas navigates stairs in this video showing its skills.

Described as the “world’s most dynamic humanoid robot,” Boston Dynamics announced it is time for Atlas to enjoy retirement in a video posted Tuesday.

“For almost a decade, Atlas has sparked our imagination, inspired the next generations of roboticists and leapt over technical barriers in the field. Now it’s time for our hydraulic Atlas robot to kick back and relax,” the video was captioned. “Take a look back at everything we’ve accomplished with the Atlas platform to date.

Just two months ago, Boston Dynamics released a video showing Atlas picking and placing automotive struts, demonstrating its object recognition capabilities and dexterity.

In January, Atlas received a design update that included integrated robotic grippers, allowing it to pick up and handle items. Originally developed as a dynamic humanoid robot that could run,  jump and navigate complex terrains, the robot grippers, along with an array of sensors, allowed it to independently handle items and move them throughout a site.  

About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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