Google Unveils 'Next Generation' Atlas Robot | NECN

Google Unveils 'Next Generation' Atlas Robot

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    Google's robotics arm, Boston Dynamics, has released a video of a new version of its Atlas robot. Scott Budman reports. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016)

    Google's robotics arm, Boston Dynamics, has released a video of a new version of its Atlas robot, CNBC reports.

    The video, posted to the company's YouTube channel, shows the upgraded robot opening doors, picking up boxes and taking an eerily human-like stroll in the woods.

    The "Next Generation" Atlas stands about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.  

    Google acquired Boston Dynamics in 2013 along with seven other robotics companies that year as part of the company's so-called "moonshot" ventures.