Boston Dynamics unveils fully-electric Atlas robot

Boston Dynamics is retiring its hydraulic Atlas robot and introducing a fully electric version of its humanoid robots.

The journey with the electric Atlas will begin with a partnership with Hyundai, which will serve as a testing ground for new Atlas applications in automotive manufacturing. Boston Dynamics plans to collaborate with a small group of customers to test and iterate Atlas applications over the next few years, the company said in a statement.

The electric Atlas will be stronger and have a broader range of motion compared to previous generations. The company is exploring several gripper variations as well.

[Image courtesy: Boston Dynamics]

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