Latest Boston Dynamics Stories

2015-02-10 09:08:14

Engineering firm Boston Dynamics released a video yesterday detailing Spot, a much quieter and more agile version of previous robotic projects.

atlas karate kid
2014-11-12 07:49:08

A humanoid robot developed by a Google-owned company is an imposing 188 cm (6 feet, 2 inches) tall, yet agile enough to balance on one foot and imitate the famous “crane” move from the Karate Kid movie. As if that was not enough, it can also drive cars.

Google-Owned Robot Distances Itself From DARPA Funding
2014-03-24 13:02:29

A team competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) is moving to a self-funded part of the program after receiving funding from Google last year. DARPA announced on Friday that the Google-funded SCHAFT team will be switching to Track D...

Robotics Were A Big Hit In 2013
2013-12-27 03:25:02

From the DARPA Robotics Challenge to Google’s many robotic acquisitions, 2013 seemed to be the “Year of the Robot." Only time will tell if the past year was a turning point for all things robotic.

cheetah robot
2013-12-15 05:03:31

Google has confirmed its purchase of robotics company Boston Dynamics. This latest acquisition marks the eighth time in the last six months that the search giant has bought a robotics company.

WildCat Robot Unveiled By Boston Dynamics In New Video
2013-10-07 04:47:22

Boston Dynamics, who just over a year ago established a new land-speed record for robots with legs, has unveiled its latest creation: a four-legged machine designed to travel quickly on all types of terrain.

All-Terrain Robot Can Go Anywhere
2013-08-14 04:38:50

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have created a new all-terrain, six-legged walking robot that has been specially designed with jumping and climbing capabilities that could help it complete military reconnaissance, rescue or supply transportation missions.

DARPA Humanoid Robot Atlas Debuts Robotics Challenge
2013-07-12 10:53:46

On Monday, the seven engineering teams advancing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s  Virtual Robotics Challenge got to meet their prize ‘fighter,’ a 6-foot-2-inch robot named ATLAS.

Humans Experience Empathy For Our Robotic Companions
2013-04-23 14:12:27

Two separate studies have recently demonstrated that humans can, in fact, empathize with their robotic counterparts.

Humanoid Robot Petman 2 Suits Up To Test Military Gear
2013-04-08 13:25:10

Together with famed robotics company Boston Dynamics, the Pentagon has created a humanoid, Terminator-like robot to help test military and disaster gear.

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