Meet the Google robot who can perform 'Karate Kid' kicks
A robot, owned by Google's Boston Dynamics, can mimic a pose from the movie 'Karate Kid,' it has been reported.
Washington: A robot, owned by Google's Boston Dynamics, can mimic a pose from the movie 'Karate Kid,' it has been reported.
The robot, dubbed as Atlas, showed off its incredible moves in a video posted online, ABC News reported.
Standing in for Mr. Miyagi was the team at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, which programmed Atlas to take on some of the famous moves the sensei taught 'Karate Kid' Daniel LaRusso.
Atlas balances on one foot atop cinder blocks and slowly raises and lowers its arms. The humanoid robot then brings the arms to its "hips" and full extends its leg.
While the feat isn't ninja-fast and pales in comparison to that famous ' Karate Kid ' crane kick scene, it does show off an impressive engineering feat.
The robot can also climb with its hands and feet, making it skilled at navigating challenging terrain and tight spaces.