Have you ever seen something that makes your skin tingle and for some unknown reason provides you with a sense of unbridled peace and happiness? Gears working in perfect synchronization, a cake frosted with absolute precision, marbles rolling so smoothly it hurts. Something that is just...satisfying? Well here's five solid minutes of that feeling.
Atlas does parkour. The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace. (Step height 40 cm.) Atlas uses computer vision to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach to hit the terrain accurately. Tags:cool jumping robots technology terminator
What is it like to sleep on the side of a cliff in nothing but a hanging tent and sleeping bag? Mountaineer Mark Synnott says it's like “being in the craziest tree house that you can possibly imagine." Tags:cool extreme mountain sleeping