New Version of Atlas Robot Specialized for Mobile Manipulation
A new version of Atlas, from Boston Dynamics, is designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation, and electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation, and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5' 9 ' tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.