A massive 330 pound, 6-foot tall terminator-like robot will be tested by 7 scientific teams comprised from various universities such as MIT and Virginia Tech in a DARPA test.
(INTELLIHUB) — After pondering a tweet from globalist Bill Gates, I had to click the link, and yes it was interesting.
It looks as if one of the top robotics firms in the nation, Boston Dynamics, is back at it again. This time with a massive human-like robot that will soon be tested by 7 different teams from around the country.
“In December, seven teams of scientists from top institutions, including MIT and Virginia Tech, will compete to code the bot for action. Each team will send its own Atlas into Darpa’s trials—eight tasks that will test his ability to navigate degraded terrain, drive a utility vehicle, and enter buildings. “We designed Atlas to facilitate programming, but we expect Darpa to make the competition challenging,” says Marc Raibert, president of Boston Dynamics, Atlas’ maker. Here’s the skinny on the massive bot.”, according to Wired Magazine.
Needless to say, this thing looks creepy. Especially if it was outfitted with urban warfare attire.
For now they plan to keep the robot geared toward humanitarian style missions such as the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
 This 6-Foot, 330-Pound Robot May One Day Save Your Life – Wired.com