Boston Dynamics' ATLAS humanoid robot moves almost just like you and me, but it is still not free to explore wherever it wants. The robot is still tethered to machinery that provides it power, communications and data. MIT researchers are now working on freeing the robot of its leash.

They are looking to do so in the next six months, and according to Time's Dough Aamoth, the folks from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have been working to improve ATLAS' software and programming to make it faster and more reactive.

The researchers want to free ATLAS of its cables that limit its mobility and movement.

And that my friends, is how the T-100 was born.

[Time via Slashgear]