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Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot Can Do Parkour - CNBC

A robot doing a backflip? That's so last year.

In a new YouTube video from robotics company Boston Dynamics, which Alphabet sold to SoftBank last year, a robot is shown hopping over a log and then up a series of blocks, an activity called parkour.

This two-legged robot, called Atlas, is the same one that was shown doing a backflip less than a year ago.

The video is called "Parkour Atlas," in reference to a popular recreational activity among young people. In a 2007