BOSTON (CBS) — You’ve seen the Boston Dynamics robots dance – now watch them parkour.
In a new video, the humanoid Atlas robots jump up on boxes, run across a balance beam and land synchronized backflips like Olympians.READ MORE: Northeast Metro Tech Football Player Seriously Injured During Saturday Game
“A robot’s ability to complete a backflip may never prove useful in a commercial setting,” Boston Dynamics writes in a blog post. “But it doesn’t take a great deal of imagination or sector-specific knowledge to see why it would be helpful for Atlas to be able to perform the same range of movements and physical tasks as humans.”READ MORE: Longtime Watertown Grocery Store Russo’s Officially Closes
The YouTube clip of the robots demonstrating their athletics has racked up more than 2 million views since Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Tyngsboro Woman Seriously Injured After Hitting Pole In NH Rollover Crash
“This is impressive and frightening at the same time,” one viewer commented.