News & Opinion | May 11, 2018 10:00 am

Boston Dynamics Built a Robot That Can Run and Jump

The day the robots take over is one step closer.

By now we have all seen the video of the Boston Dynamics robot that can open a door on its own, despite a human obstacle. Well, they also created a robot that can run autonomously and jump over things, like big logs. In a new video, the U.S. firm showed us the latest progress of its Atlas robot. Atlas is running around a grassy field that and at one point, pauses, bends its knees, and jumps over a log. Watching the video is both horrifying and exhilarating. Check it out below.