Boston Dynamics is behind some of the coolest robots we have ever seen. Atlas happens to be one of the most dynamic humanoid robots around. It has 28 hydraulic joints and advanced control system for dynamic mobility. Since it uses 3D printed parts, it is lighter than comparable humanoid robots.
Atlas is ready for leaps and somersaults. As the above video shows, it uses its whole body, including legs, arms, and torso, to perform a challenging gymnastic routine. As the company explains:
the maneuvers [are created] using new techniques that streamline the development process. First, an optimization algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each maneuver into dynamically-feasible reference motions. Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next.