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💡 Boston Dynamics' new humanoid robot

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Hey Edge Family, good morning! Boston Dynamics released their latest humanoid robot and it’s impressive.

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Source: Boston Dynamics

Big Takeaway: Boston Dynamics introduced a new all-electric version of the Atlas humanoid robot, marking a significant step in their nearly 15-year development of humanoid robots. (Demo video here)

  • The electric Atlas is equipped with high-powered actuators and a larger design that allows for a better range of motion and increased internal memory.

  • The new Atlas is designed for commercial use, particularly in industrial applications and logistics, dealing with heavy objects with complex geometries. This represents a shift from purely research and development to actual product deployment.

  • The vision for Atlas is to be a multi-use robot, not limited to repetitive tasks. It’s designed to be stronger and more capable than its hydraulic predecessor, with a focus on more efficient and dynamic movements.

Source: CNBC

Big Takeaway: Cisco Systems announced HyperShield, an AI-driven security architecture aimed at securing data centers, clouds, and other IT environments.

  • The launch of HyperShield builds on Cisco’s $28 billion acquisition of Splunk last year and its partnership with Nvidia focused on managing and securing AI infrastructure.

  • HyperShield is a security "fabric" that makes software flaws easier to see across all apps and offers self-segmentation to make the network faster and safer.

  • The product is designed considering the surge in digital AI assistants and the need for robust data center security to support these technologies. HyperShield represents a shift from traditional security methods to more predictive and responsive measures using AI and machine learning.

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