Humanoid ‘rescue robot’ learns parkour

Atlas, a drudge grown by tech organisation Boston Dynamics, has schooled a art of parkour.

The humanoid has been taught several skills during a development, including how to run, burst over objects and perform backflips.

The latest growth shows a drudge jump adult on to 40cm (15.7in) high blocks but negligence down.

The association has suggested Atlas might one day be used in hunt and rescue operations, nonetheless critics fear it will be used for other functions by a military.