Boston Dynamics has just released a very happy dance video, where the humanoid robot atlas, the robot dog spot and the porter handle appear one after another. They dance together with the song doyou love me, with uniform and flexible movements.
In our impression, Boston Dynamics’ atlas and spot robots can do many things: sprint, gymnastics, parkour, back somersault, washing dishes, and “find a real job” and so on.
But the company’s latest video shows us another impressive skill: imitating sick dance steps.
In the video, Boston power’s entire robot lineup: Humanoid Robot atlas, dog shaped robot spot and handle all gather together to perform a set of coordinated dance movements, with the soundtrack of doyou love me from the contours
Most of the kids may not be familiar with this song. Doyou love me is a 1962 hit single. The painting style is as follows:
Look at this retro dance move, but atlas is still learning it perfectly.
This is not the first time that Boston Dynamics has demonstrated its robot’s dancing skills. In 2018, it also showed a video of spot robot performing a space walk in uptown funk.
But the newly released video takes things to another level, where atlas, a humanoid robot, performs skillful dance movements on the dance floor: running, jumping, dragging and spinning.
As more and more robots come out, dancing in harmony, dwarfing the bad human dance, things become even more incredible. Compared with the unstable motion of atlas iterative version in 2016, this new model almost looks like a CGI (computer generated image) creation.
Musk also forwarded twitter. It is estimated that even he who dreams of Mars every day did not expect that this video is not CGI.
Have you ever seen spot Mini dance ballet?
The most important feature of ballet is the actress’s tiny step on the ground and graceful swan neck. Look at the spot Mini. It’s full of flavor. ..。 ..
The release of the new video also brings the latest robot handle dance debut, imitating the contours, swinging with the rhythm of doyou love me.
Atlas, the most capable robot of Boston Dynamics, has demonstrated some new skills and movements. It can stand on one foot effortlessly, wiggle its body, and even do ghost step dance. It has the posture of dominating the dance floor.
The original intention of this interesting and relaxed video is to make robots adapt to some human characteristics, and finally make these robot automatic actions become more common in daily life.
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Boston dynamics was recently acquired by Hyundai from Softbank for $1.1 billion, its third change of ownership in seven years.
Boston power was originally a laboratory of MIT. In 1992, the company became independent. After that, Boston power quickly became a well-known robot manufacturing company.
When MIT was in a lab phase, it was known for its dog like quadruped robot (the most famous was BigDog, funded by DARPA of the US Department of defense, which was the predecessor of spot, the company’s first commercial robot)
It was acquired by the X Department of alphabet, the parent company of Google, in 2013 and by Softbank in 2017. After being acquired by Softbank, Boston Dynamics has been actively promoting the “commercialization” of its products, after focusing on military and robotics for 25 years.
Sometimes, Boston power is more like a “research institution” than an enterprise, mass producing technologically advanced but “unprofitable” machines. This has a lot to do with its founder, Marc raibert. Mark ray Porter is a typical “academic entrepreneur”. After receiving his doctorate from MIT, he founded cmuleg laboratory at Carnegie Mellon University and served as an associate professor. In 1986, mark ray Porter returned to MIT and continued to work on robot development and research.
And modern automobile has shown more and more interest in automatic automobile technology and robot technology. First, a joint venture with automatic driving technology company ApTIv was set up. The goal is to develop fourth and fifth level production automatic driving system and commercialization. The goal is to provide these systems to robot taxis and fleet operators before 2022, and other car manufacturers.
According to APTIV and Hyundai, the total investment of the two companies in the joint venture was initially “US $4 billion”. In order to achieve the goal of commercialization in 2022, the two companies will start testing their fully autonomous systems in 2020.
The atlas and handle robots shown above are just research prototypes, but Boston Dynamics has started selling spot robot models for $74500. But are you really willing to pay for a robot dance team for yourself?
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