Since 2016, Atlas has been changing the idea of what robots can do with YouTube hits such as “What’s new, Atlas?”, where it backflipped its way to 19M views, as well as showcasing its latest dance moves in “Do You Love Me?”. Tune in to this talk to get a glimpse into the mechanical design workflow and key ingredients that have enabled turning science fiction into hardware reality.
Haink is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Boston Dynamics and a Big 10 graduate (BS PSU, PhD UMN). The most recent version of Atlas, filmed in “Do You Love Me?”, features several of Haink’s designs (rugged battery, 5-DOF pelvis, hydraulic power unit, printed manifolds). Haink values creative design and looks for ways to use simple geometry to perform multiple functions.