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WATCH: Meet Atlas the Humanoid Robot

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We may be a few years out from the dawn of our robot overlords. But we can get a good look at their immediate ancestors. Boston Dynamics has been working on impressive robotics for the past few years, producing four-legged dog-like monstrosities with creepy life-like agility.

More recently, they’ve upped the ante with humanoid robots capable of negotiating real world terrain. From The Daily Mail:

The Atlas robot created by Google-owned firm Boston Dynamics is a formidable figure at 6ft 2in tall and weighing in at 330lb.

The robot boasts 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision, and is one of the most advanced robots ever created.

At some point, we’ll likely see a convergence of this technology with advances in facial simulation and artificial intelligence, and the world’s first true android will be born.