A robot goes for a morning jog

It’s startling to note how fast robots are improving. Every time Boston Dynamics releases another video, we seem to get closer to replicating human and animal abilities in machine form.

In these two videos, Atlas the bipedal robot goes for a morning jog over rough terrain, while SpotMini autonomously navigates a specified route through an office and lab facility, using data from cameras to localize itself and detect and avoid obstacles.

Spot the autonomous dog

If artificial intelligence ever catches up with electrical and mechanical engineering we are all in serious trouble.