Hi my friends, this is the article 5 / 1000!! For those who don’t know who I am, my name is Selim Chehimi and I’m an engineering student. I’ve been programming for 7 years now so you can tell that I really enjoy that 🙂. Those 7 years of programming lead me to Artificial Intelligence. I really want to be involved in AI so that’s why I’m sharing this article with you. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.
Today, you’ll see 5 mind-blowing robots created by Boston Dynamics and, trust me, they are terrifying! For those who don’t know Boston Dynamics, it’s an incredible robot company created by Marc Raibert in 1992 and acquired by Google in 2013. Raibert is describing it as “simply engineers that build robots “. From my point of view, it’s much more than that. Why? Because they are creating the most advanced robots on Earth! Moreover, the description of their YouTube Channel is quite clear: “Our mission is to build the most advanced robots on Earth, with remarkable mobility, agility, dexterity and speed”. By the way, the company mostly makes robots for the US military. Let’s begin with the first robot!
Sand Flea is a little robot that I really like. He can drive like a car on flat terrain and jump into the air to overcome obstacles. Look at him:
Disappointed? I agree that he’s not that impressive… but just look at his jumps:
That’s a whole different story, isn’t it?
Big Dog is Boston Dynamics’ most famous robot that can walk around like a dog. He can do pretty much anything like jumping or walking anywhere. It’s probably going to be a great weapon for the US Army. Enjoy the video and the music here:
Cheetah is faster than Usain Bolt: it’s the world’s fastest robot. Again, it’s scary, but so cool at the same time, check it out:
Atlas is also one of my favorites because he looks friendly to me, I don’t know why! It’s a humanoid robot designed to overcome rough terrain while being able to climb using hands and feet as a human would. It’s awesome, here is the video:
Petman is a robot that really scares me because I thought that it was a human ! Here is what I’m talking about:
You’ll agree that it could have been useful in many situations like the Chernobyl disaster. Most people are scared by this robot, you can tell it in the comment on the video:
We, humans, are weird because we know that we are building monsters and we enjoy it! I want to be honest with you: Boston Dynamics really scares me. Even Google wants to sell it because they don’t have the same vision as BD. The robot company wants to build the most advanced robots in the world, whereas Google want a commercial robot that can help in the home and the office. Wait and see!
That’s the end of the Article 5 my friends! Tell me what you think of Boston Dynamics in the comment and stay tuned for another article tomorrow!