More Parkour Atlas

Publication/Creation Date
September 24 2019
Boston Dynamics (creator)
Media Type
Corporate Video
Persuasive Intent
Discursive Type
Atlas uses its whole body -- legs, arms, torso -- to perform a sequence of dynamic maneuvers that form a gymnastic routine. We created the maneuvers using new techniques that streamline the development process. First, an optimization algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each maneuver into dynamically-feasible reference motions. Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next. Using this approach, we developed the routine significantly faster than previous Atlas routines, with a performance success rate of about 80%.
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Marketing Keywords
Boston Dynamics, Atlas Robot

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Date archived
September 26 2019
Last edited
July 5 2021
How to cite this entry
Boston Dynamics. (September 24 2019). "More Parkour Atlas". Fabric of Digital Life.