Watch: New video from Boston Dynamics shows humanoid robot performing gymnastics routine

"And that's how the end of humans started, with the gymnastics."

First, Boston Dynamics’s humanoid robot could run. Then came flipping, which was a little more jarring. Now, “Atlas” can basically complete an entire gymnastics floor routine.

In a video released Tuesday, Atlas jumps around, performing handstands and smooth flips that most humans couldn’t pull off. The robot even lands a 360-degree turn. As many on social media have pointed out, Atlas may as well be Simone Biles.

Touted as the “world’s most dynamic humanoid robot,” Atlas was built to have human-level agility and balance, according to the Boston Dynamics website.


“Atlas uses its whole body — legs, arms, torso — to perform a sequence of dynamic maneuvers that form a gymnastic routine,” the video’s caption reads. “We created the maneuvers using new techniques that streamline the development process.”

As droves have pointed out online, that makes for a pretty eerie watching experience.

While many commenters were disturbed by the video, writing “We’re doomed” and “This is bad,” some were more impressed.

Other Twitter users had ideas for what Atlas should be programmed to do next.

We’ll leave you with this: