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Modest Debut of Atlas May Foreshadow Age of 'robo Sapiens'

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Atlas robot

Atlas was designed to learn quickly on two legs. The Pentagon-financed humanoid robot could, one day, come to the aid of humanity in natural and man-made disasters.

Credit: Mike Murphy/Boston Dynamics

Moving its hands as if it were dealing cards and walking with a bit of a swagger, a Pentagon-financed humanoid robot named Atlas made its first public appearance on Thursday.

From The New York Times
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