Boston Dynamics Develops “Parkour Atlas” Robot

The control software uses the whole body of this robot including legs, arms, and torso to gather the energy and strength for umping of the log and leaping up the steps witout breaking its pace. Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately. Read More >

Meet Spot – The Quadruped Robot

Boston Dynamics have developed Spot, the quadruped robot. In this video, Spot’s mobility is simulated in oil and gas environments to ensure it can access locations in these facilities too dificult to addess by human or by traditional automation.

Introducing Handle – The Research Robot

Handle is a research robot that stands 6 feet 5 foot tall, travels at 9 miles per hour, and jumps 4 feet vertically.  Handle uses electric power to operate both electric and hydraulic actuators, with a range of about 15 miles on one battery charge.  Handle uses many of the same dynamics, balance, and mobile Read More >

Apprenticeship Programs: Job Opening Outlook & Wages

An apprenticeship is an arrangement in which you get hands-on training, technical instruction, and a paycheck—all at the same time. Apprentices work for a sponsor, such as an individual employer or a business-union partnership, who pays their wages and provides the training. Formal apprenticeship programs usually last about 4 years, depending on the employer or Read More >