Boston Dynamics' humanoid robot can now jump up stairs like a parkour pro
- Robotics company Boston Dynamics released a video of one of its robots doing parkour.
- The Atlas robot, which is humanoid in appearance, jumps over a log and then hops up a series of platforms.
- Boston Dynamics is famous for creating robots whose movements closely resemble humans and animals.
Boston Dynamics, the robotics company formerly owned by Google, keeps giving its humanoid robots new abilities.performing a backflip.
In a video published by Boston Dynamics on Thursday, Atlas runs and jumps over a log (no big deal, we've seen it do this before) and then proceeds to nimbly hop up a series of platforms.
Watch Atlas do parkour here:
In the past Boston Dynamics has caused a stir by creating robots which imitate human or animal movement, such as its dog-like robots which inspired an episode of "Black Mirror."