ONE SMALL STEP FOR ROBOT,ONE BIG LEAP FOR ROBOT-KIND
It seems that we are getting closer and closer to a world in which robots can do anything—or almost anything. Meet Atlas, a 1.8-meter-tall robot that can jump and perform back flips, Parkour-style. Atlas was developed by American robotics company Boston Dynamics to help in search and rescue missions. This robot has been programmed to perform various tasks such as opening doors, using tools, and getting in and out of—and even driving—a car. However, getting it to do these simple tasks hasn’t been so easy.
我們似乎正一步步地邁向機器人無所不能 —— 或者說是幾乎無所不能的世界。來看看Atlas 這個身高一點八公尺的機器人，它可以用跑酷的方式跳躍及後空翻。Atlas 是由美國一家設計機器人的波士頓動力公司研發來協助搜救任務的。這個機器人被設定來執行多種任務，像是開門、使用工具、上下車 —— 甚至是開車。然而，要讓它做這些簡單的工作並不是件容易的事。