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Making Boston Dynamics’ Robots Dance

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Chatbot Episode 1: Making Boston Dynamics’ Robots Dance Evan Ackerman: I’m Evan Ackerman, and welcome to ChatBot, a robotics podcast from IEEE Spectrum. Monica has worked with Boston Dynamics to choreograph some of their robot videos in which Atlas , Spot , and even Handle dance to songs like Do You Love Me? Monica Thomas: Yeah.

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Q&A: Boston Dynamics on Atlas’s Parkour Skills

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Yesterday's video from Boston Dynamics showing a pair of Atlas robots doing parkour together is already up to nearly 3 million views, and for good reason. And happily, Boston Dynamics had answers! The idea behind Atlas' behavior libraries is that they can be reused in new environments.

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Q&A: Marc Raibert on the Boston Dynamics AI Institute

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Last week, Hyundai Motor Group and Boston Dynamics announced an initial investment of over $400 million to launch the new Boston Dynamics AI Institute. If we can start by looking back a little bit—what kind of company did you want Boston Dynamics to be when you founded it in 1992? It took a while before we got back to robotics.

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IEEE’s Honor Society Gave This Boston University Student Tools to Succeed

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As a member of the Kappa Sigma chapter at Boston University , he learned leadership and communications skills while accepting different roles. Greene was a guest lecturer for an introduction to engineering course at the Wentworth Institute of Technology , also in Boston. “If My vote counted just the same as theirs. “I

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nuTonomy to test its self-driving cars on specific public roads in Boston

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nuTonomy , developer of software for self-driving cars, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Boston and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation that authorizes nuTonomy to begin testing its growing fleet of self-driving cars on specific public streets in a designated area of Boston. Earlier post.).

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Atlas Shows Most Impressive Parkour Skills We've Ever Seen

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Boston Dynamics has just posted a couple of new videos showing their Atlas humanoid robot doing some of the most impressive parkour we've yet seen. Parkour is the perfect sandbox for the Atlas team at Boston Dynamics to experiment with new behaviors. Let's watch! This is a pretty big deal.

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Marco Hutter Wants to Solve Robotics’ Hard Problems

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Last December, the AI Institute announced that it was opening an office in Zurich as a European counterpart to its Boston headquarters and recruited Marco Hutter to helm the office. Hutter: If you look at Boston Dynamics’ Atlas doing parkour, or ANYmal doing parkour, these are still demonstrations. Do you feel the same?

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