The capabilities of humanoid robots are constantlyare expanding. The engineers at the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) are also working on this. They created an algorithm that allows robots to “make a decision” on choosing a path in a complex environment. The Atlas robots (it was manufactured by Boston Dynamics) and Valkyrie (it was designed for NASA) took part in the tests.
Atlas robot had to do the followingtasks: safely cross the imitation of debris and move the “pit” along a narrow board, the width of which is smaller than the foot of the robot. Valkyrie had to avoid collisions, squeezing sideways in narrow apertures. The focus of the demonstration was on the fact that the new algorithm is not tied to a specific humanoid robot, and other robots can perform similar tasks.