By Barb Darrow
August 18, 2015

Atlas, the two-legged robot built by Boston Dynamics, a company now owned by Google, just took a walk in the wild. Well, sort of.

As the video below shows, Boston Dynamics put Atlas through its paces in the lab where it had to negotiate rocky, uneven terrain, even bouncing it with big weights to make sure it can keep its balance. Then Atlas took a walk in the woods, still tethered for power, but you get the idea: it is able to walk over rough terrain without losing its balance.

The goal, according to Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert, is to “get Atlas out into the world.”

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