How much do “walking” robots like Atlas rely on AI vs prior coding for their walking mechanisms?

My friend and I had a thought to get rid of the walking mechanics on a humanoid bot and have it learn to walk itself using an AI similar to the google one that taught itself over 1000 tries. We thought maybe if you had anyone from any age, gender, any part of life wear a motion monitoring suit and walk a mile so the AI could gather tons of different walking data. Then have the AI find commonalities and potential weight distribution ratios to use to teach itself to walk. We would present the AI with real time access to its own data so it can “picture it own body”. Or are we just figuring out how atlas works lol

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