🤖 Boston Dynamics 3D Renders Made Robots More Approachable

Tom Smykowski
5 min readApr 20, 2024
Not A Boston Dynamics Robot. Photo by Pavel Danilyuk / Pexels

What makes Boston Dynamics so special is not only the robot development, but also a modern approach to marketing

Among many things I track, robotics and 3D rendering are two I especially like.

In the last years both fields seen amazing progress. Especially one company went beyond and also used a trend no one used so good before.

I was able to write this article, because people read it on Medium.

We all have seen recordings of robots for many many years now. And usually these robots were at most barely acceptable.

Photo by Erik Möller. Leonardo da Vinci. Mensch - Erfinder - Genie exhibit, Berlin 2005. • Public domain

I mean the humanoid robots in the context of robots that resemble how people, or animals move.

These clumsy devices usually walked like on a stick, like in a B class horror movie from 80s.

With Boston Dynamics it was similar at first. The robots were making weird sounds, were slow and clumpsy.

Fortunately they didn’t look exactly like humans too. There’s even a rule that robot can’t look like a human, because it makes…



Tom Smykowski

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