Boston Dynamics Retires Its Famous Humanoid Robot, Atlas

While the humanoid robot market is heating up, Boston Dynamics, a Hyundai subsidiary, has officially retired its famous Atlas robot. This decision seems strange as there is currently a lot of investment in the development of humanoid robots, with hundreds of millions of dollars pouring into the sector.

According to TechCrunch, the retirement of the Atlas humanoid robot is probably not the end of the road for it, but rather the beginning of new projects for Boston Dynamics. Apparently, the retirement of this robot will make way for new models to enter the company.

Boston Dynamics has been focusing on commercializing its technologies for several years now. Rob Playter, Boston Dynamics’ second CEO, has accelerated the commercialization of the company’s activities.

Boston Dynamics is a pioneer in the field of humanoid robots. In July 2024, the company celebrated the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Atlas bipedal robot. The early stages of development of this robot were carried out with the help of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Atlas has made great strides during its service, and although it still plays a role in Boston Dynamics’ research and advertising, today marks the end of the robot’s main path.

While many of the advancements in Atlas’s locomotion system are still impressive, some of its components, such as the hydraulic system, are outdated by today’s robotics standards.

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