Team Red Bull Breaks Pit Stop World Record for Third Time This Season

For the third time in the 2019 season, Red Bull have broken the pit stop record. In the Formula 1 Brazilian GP, they serviced Max Verstappen on the first of his three stops in an amazing 1.82 seconds, shaving six hundredths off their own record set at Hockenheim. It also means that they have wrapped up the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award for this year. With one race to go, they are now 52 points ahead of second-placed Williams. The stop in Brazil was their eighth DHL Fastest pit stop of 2019 and takes them up to a total of five for the season. Brazil was perfect for Red Bull in every way, because they not only set a new …

Oh Good, Boston Dynamics Has Robots Doing Parkour Now

In this incredible demonstration by Boston Dynamics’ robot, Atlas, we see the machine executing a series of gymnastic/parkour maneuvers. Boston Dynamics adds: Atlas uses its whole body — legs, arms, torso — to perform a sequence of dynamic maneuvers that form a gymnastic routine. We created the maneuvers using new techniques that streamline the development process. First, an optimization algorithm transforms high-level descriptions of each maneuver into dynamically-feasible reference motions.   Then Atlas tracks the motions using a model predictive controller that smoothly blends from one maneuver to the next. Using this approach, we developed the routine significantly faster than previous Atlas routines, with a performance success rate of about 80%. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: …