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Boston Dynamics Unveils New Fully Electric Atlas Robot

Boston Dynamics is bringing science fiction humanoid robots to life with its new electric Atlas robot. Designed to meet the needs of the automotive industry, the new Atlas is a significant step forward in the company’s efforts to commercialize its robotic technology.

Humanoid robots, once confined to the realm of science fiction, are now becoming a reality with Boston Dynamics’ new electric Atlas. The company’s latest creation marks a major leap forward in its pursuit of practical applications for its advanced robotics technology.

Boston Dynamics New Robot Atlas

According to Boston Dynamics, the new electric Atlas robot will primarily serve the automotive industry. The first automotive company to utilize the Atlas robot will be Hyundai.

While Boston Dynamics has a history of developing groundbreaking robots, the company has faced challenges in commercializing its products for business and industrial settings. Its journey has been marked by several acquisitions and strategic shifts.

The company’s early products included the first version of the Atlas Robot, introduced in 2013 but never fully commercialized. In 2020, Boston Dynamics launched the dog-like Spot Robot, which has been adopted by police forces and militaries worldwide. With the new electric Atlas, the company is taking a different approach, focusing on commercial applications to enhance its competitive edge.

Boston Dynamics’ move is part of a broader trend in the robotics industry. Rival companies are also prioritizing the development of commercial robot technology, and this competition will play a crucial role in shaping the future of industrial robotics.

Founded in 1992 by Marc Raibert, Boston Dynamics boasts 32 years of experience in robotics technology. The company has retired its long-standing hydraulic Atlas robots and introduced a fully electric version specifically designed to address real-world industry needs.