Is That You, Rosie? Humanoid Atlas Robotic Takes on Family Cleansing Duties

Followers of "The Jetsons" may even see shades of the robotic maid Rosie as this Atlas humanoid robotic makes an attempt numerous cleansing duties. The video, from robotics firm IHMC, is proven at 20x velocity so you do not have to attend for the sluggish-shifting bot to get into place.

However simply because Atlas can do it doesn’t suggest it is easy. Somebody has to regulate its actions, double-verify its hand positions when choosing one thing up, and ensure it does not fall over whereas making an attempt to retrieve a little bit of trash from the ground.

John Carff, who was working the robotic for a lot of this video, informed IEEE Spectrum that it takes "plenty of endurance and out-of-the-field considering" to make a humanoid robotic do issues like this — and also you solely have to observe this compilation of robots falling down on the DARPA Robotics Problem to see how simply they will fail.

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Duties like these not solely show the flexibility of robots like Atlas, but in addition permit their programmers to seek out bugs and enhance crucial features — like that crane kick on the finish.