These 6 robots made by Google parent company Alphabet will amaze and terrify you


#AceMediaNews – Aug.18: There are now robots that move almost exactly like humans. Don’t believe me? Look no further than Boston Dynamics’ “Atlas” robot for proof:

Okay, okay – Atlas is a bit more “drunk human” than human in its movement, but it’s incredibly impressive nonetheless. Again, don’t take it from us. Here’s what Stuart Russell, a University of California computer science professor who studies AI, told Tech Insider about Boston Dynamics’ incredible robots:

Leg locomotion was, for decades, thought to be an incredibly difficult problem. There has been very, very painstakingly slow progress there, and robots that essentially lumbered along at one step every 15 seconds and occasionally fell over.

That was his answer, unprompted, when asked about “the most mind-blowing thing you’ve learned during your career.” If it impresses a man who deals in human consciousness, who can explain “the singularity,” who are we to shrug it off?

Follow us below for a more thorough demonstration of Boston Dynamics’ (owned by Google’s recently spun off parent company, Alphabet) mind-blowing robots.

And maybe start preparing your life for the impending robot future? If nothing else, learn the three rules.

The “Sand Flea”

Leap!

It’s not just buildings that the Flea can leap onto – how about this rocky ridge?

No sweat! (Literally.)

The “RHex” Rough-Terrain robot

The “RHex” Rough-Terrain robot may have the silliest name of all, but it’s the only one that can navigate tiny, water-filled passages.

And emerge victorious on the other side. This thing is no joke.

Here’s the full video of the RHex in action:

The “Cheetah”

“But these robots aren’t so fast. I can outrun them.” WRONG, friend. The “Cheetah” is faster than the actual fastest man on the planet, Usain Bolt. Good luck!

This guy reaches a top speed of 29.3 MPH without breaking a sweat.

Here’s the full Cheetah video, which is just as thrilling as you might imagine.

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