Last Thursday, I went to see the unveiling of Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot. This imposing humanoid machine will be used in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), which aims to develop robotics hardware and software that can be used to handle extreme emergencies, such as an accident at a nuclear power plant. Last week we brought you some photos and specs: today we have video for you, including interviews with some of the key figures and team members involved in the DRC.
Video: Stephen Cass & Celia Gorman
Stephen Cass is the special projects editor at IEEE Spectrum. He currently helms Spectrum's Hands On column, and is also responsible for interactive projects such as the Top Programming Languages app. He has a bachelor's degree in experimental physics from Trinity College Dublin.