Tremble at the sight of the new and improved ATLAS. Redesigned for DARPA by Boston Dynamics, this robot is now stronger, more energy efficient, more dextrous, and quieter than its clunky predecessor. And best of all, it no longer requires a safety tether.
We covered the Ford Atlas' reveal at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, and when I look back on it, I think I like it even less. There's some good parts, but overall it feels fussy and overdesigned. Now that I've seen these early concept sketches for the truck, the reasons why it ended up that way make sense.
Here's a map of the world showing driving directions for all countries and any changes occurring since Finland changed in 1858. Map color key below.
It would take us years to describe everything we love about the Atlas Copco Predator. Let's start with the paint, which we think is P***Y Magnet yellow. Let's move onto the efficiency, which helps the Predator use less of the stuff it's sucking out of the ground. Rather than featuring a pair of diesel engines, the rig…