A Nimble Pair of Boston Dynamics Atlas Humanoid Robots Showcase Their Incredible Parkour Skills

A nimble pair of Boston Dynamics Atlas humanoid robots (previously) showed off their incredible skills of running, jumping, spinning, doing backflips, walking over uneven surfaces, and balancing on narrow surfaces on a rather intricate indoor parkour course. This is a follow-up to their 2018 parkour video.

Parkour is the perfect sandbox for the Atlas team at Boston Dynamics to experiment with new behaviors. In this video our humanoid robots demonstrate their whole-body athletics, maintaining its balance through a variety of rapidly changing, high-energy activities.

Boston Dynamics Atlas Backflips

Boston Dynamics gives a behind look at how the Atlas Team trained the robots for the parkour course.

By training Atlas to maneuver its way through complex parkour courses, Boston Dynamics engineers develop new movements inspired by human behaviors and push the humanoid robot to its limits.