In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. He is also the titan of astronomy and navigation. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa (Modern-day Morocco and Algeria). Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia or Klyménē (Κλυμένη):Now Iapetus took to wife the neat-ankled maid Clymene, daughter of Ocean, and went up with her into one bed. And she bare him a stout-hearted son, Atlas: also she bare very glorious Menoetius and clever Prometheus, full of various wiles, and scatter-brained Epimetheus.
Posts about Atlas
    • Boston Dynamics’ ATLAS Gets a Makeover

      You may or may not be familiar with ATLAS, the humanoid robot designed and built by Boston Dynamics. There’re some amusing gifs out there of the old machine at work. One of my favourites without a doubt has got to be this little set where the ATLAS goes ‘undercover’. The original ATLAS was renowned for its stride and it was pretty easy to poke fun at in that respect, but in ...

      n3rdabl3- 5 readers -
  • DARPA's "Atlas" Robot Now Can Do The Karate Kid Crane Stance

    … That's some serious balancing. Engineers at Boston Dynamics are making progress with "Atlas", the 6-foot, 330-pound humanoid robot. Still a long way to go from this to fast robot ninjas, but it's already intimidating as it tries to do the famous "Crane Kick" (or at least the stance) from Karate Kid. You should turn the volume down a bit…

    Gergo Vas/ Kotaku- 2 readers -

  • Advanced Warfare – Multiplayer Factions Include Atlas and Sentinel

    … While we near closer to the release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare we still no little about the shooter’s multiplayer offering, only that the character abilities seen in the E3 2014 demo will feature in the online portion. Thanks to image tweeted recently by Sledgehammer Games co-founder Michael Condrey we know now that “Atlas” and “Sentinel…

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