Spot demo video shows a Boston Dynamics robot at work

After dropping a stunning “Parkour” video for its humanoid Atlas robot earlier today, Boston Dynamics followed up with this more subdued look at a commercial application for its technology. In a video similar to lab tests we’ve seen before, this sensor-laden Spot robot (there’s even one in its “hand” that you can see it using […]

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows upgraded agility in ‘Parkour’ video

Just two years ago Boston Dynamics proudly showed off a new generation of its Atlas robot that could take an untethered stroll through the woods, before advancing to balancing on one leg and even landing a backflip. Its latest highlight reel, however, is one that should make this guy very, very afraid. Dubbed “Parkour,” it […]

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot shows off its agility for the scouts

While the NFL draft is already over, the Boston Dynamics Atlas robot is angling for a free agent workout with its latest highlight video. We’ve already seen one backflipping, but considering the abilities necessary, it’s nearly as impressive to see a robot running untethered across open terrain, and easily clearing a small obstacle. The stats […]

2018 Toyota RAV4 in Depth: Dull Dynamics Outweighed by Practicality and Value

– As one of the original compact crossovers with roots dating back more than two decades, the RAV4 continues to be one of the most popular choices in the Toyota showroom. It is hard-earned popularity: the RAV4’s spacious cabin, straightforward controls, and the added perk of advanced standard active safety tech such as automated emergency […]

Boston Dynamics’ robots won’t be held back by puny humans

Are you looking for the exact moment when the robots decide to turn on their human creators? You might want to mark this day on your calendar. Boston Dynamics has posted video of a SpotMini test where it gauged the bot’s ability to adjust to interference — in this case, from a pesky human. The […]

Behind the Murdochs’ Sale Talks: Scale, Price and Family Dynamics

Premium offers for Fox assets from Disney and Comcast found a receptive audience from Rupert Murdoch amid concerns about the shifting media landscape. A deal could come as early as next week and could clarify the empire’s leadership structure. Strong bids from Disney and Comcast come as family’s priorities shift For more than six decades, […]