Apparently Google Is Building Karate Kid Robots

Chris CrumIT Management

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I'm sure you're familiar with the famous Crane kick in The Karate Kid.

Boston Dynamics, which Google bought nearly a year ago, has a new video of one of its Atlas robots seemingly trying to mimick the famous move. Just in case you think that's a stretch, the video is actually called "Atlas KarateKid".

It's unclear if sweeping the leg will take this guy out.

Oh, and his name is Ian, and he also drives. The Daily Mail reports:

The robot boasts 28 hydraulically actuated joints and stereo vision, and is one of the most advanced robots ever created. However, it's not just karate - Ian has another trick up his sleeve - software written by the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Interaction which allows him to drive a car.

Here's a look at some other terrifying robots from Boston Dynamics.

Image via YouTube

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