Boston Dynamics Atlas

Robotics and Math

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The Rise of the Machines

You may not know this but the exciting field of robotics incorporates mathematics as its core. For example, if a robot travels around a room, it actually uses various sensors that turn measurements into numbers. A robot can then perform multiple functions with ease. So if a robot wants to avoid hitting an obstacle, the robot must recalculate the distance to figure out where to move next. This action follows the formula that speed equals distance divided by time. Furthermore, if a robot with elbow joints needs to reach out for a cup of coffee it uses trigonometry to calculate the angles at its joint and the length that its arm needs to bend.

In our world today, the demand for math in the workplace is increasing at an accelerated rate. We at Areteem therefore prove great opportunities for students who excel in mathematics and we are proud to promote the study of mathematics and all it offers to our next generation of leaders and innovators.

Here is a video of a new version of the Boston Dynamics Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and stereo sensors in its head to avoid obstacles, assess the terrain, help with navigation and manipulate objects. This version of Atlas is about 5′ 9″ tall (about a head shorter than the DRC Atlas) and weighs 180 lbs.

Since 2007, Areteem Institute has been dedicated to providing a unique math based summer camp experience for students around the world in middle school and high school. We help to grow the leaders of tomorrow in recognizing how they can achieve success in their own lives and in their academic studies. Students who have been involved in Areteem’s Summer Camps have gone to become accepted in some of the best universities in the country and have become successful throughout their professional careers.

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