Atlas is the humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics. Back in 2013 this 330 pound robot could barely walk, but look at him now. In a new video he can be seen doing a gymnastics routine that even the Russian judge would score a ten.
Atlas goes tumbling into a handstand, followed by cartwheels and a jump twist. Boston Dynamics says that it is using new techniques to make the process of programming these maneuvers much easier — by translating automatically (using a newly developed optimization algorithm) descriptions of the movements involved into motions that the robot can actually manage, given its mobility limitations.
Limitations? The date for these things becoming our metal overlords has moved up quickly...
If you hear those squeaky robot movement sounds getting close, at least try to outrun it.