Watch Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot run and jump over obstacles

Meet Atlas, the Parkour Robot Who Will Enslave Us All

Meet Atlas, the Parkour Robot Who Will Enslave Us All

Do you remember the Boston Dynamics robots videos of just a few years ago?

Yesterday, (Oct. 11) robotics company Boston Dynamics posted a new video on YouTube showcasing the robot's latest progress, carrying it past its prior agility goals in leaps and bounds - literally. "(Step height 40 cm.) Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately".

Described on the Boston Dynamics website as "the world's most dynamic humanoid", Atlas has a four-limbed, bipedal frame that would invite comparison to the human body regardless of how the robot moved. But thanks to advancements in software and processing power, the robot can now use its legs, arms, and torso to drive its jumps and for balancing.

Check out the Atlas robot's impressive parkour abilities in the new video below.

Remember Atlas, the robot that can run like a person? "This absence is perhaps the most significant barrier between the narrowly focused AI applications we have today and the more general AI applications we would like to create in the future".

As with many of these Boston Dynamics reveals, the company is short on technical details, so it's not clear exactly how programmed the maneuver actually is.

It can also self-correct its balance if it gets pushed or knocked to avoid falling over.

Charlie Nash is a reporter for Breitbart Tech.