Boston Dynamics Unveils "Terrifying" Robot That Can Run, Jump And Climb

The robot uprising is right on schedule as evidenced by Boston Dynamics' latest "nightmare inducing" videos of their autonomous creations. In one, their humanoid robot Atlas can be seen running through a field as if in hot pursuit of John Connor, while another video shows "spot mini" prancing around - going up and down stairs, ominously. 

"During the autonomous run, SpotMini uses data from the cameras to localize itself in the map and to detect and avoid obstacles," reads the video description.

"Once the operator presses 'GO' at the beginning of the video, the robot is on its own."

This can't be good...

And after suffering years of abuse at the hands of Boston Dynamics engineers, one wonders exactly what sentient future robots will think when they see this: 

Even Boston Dynamics founder, Marc Raibert, admitted that the robots are creepy in a February 2017 demonstration of a wheeled robot, saying "This is the debut presentation of what I think will be a nightmare-inducing robot if you're anything like me."

The company was sold by Google to Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank for an undisclosed sum last year, and has not revealed its plans. Needless to say, Japan is now making robots that may or may not be able to be equipped with shoulder-mounted lasers and miniguns, and are most definitely kamikaze.

Dear Boston Dynamics - do you want the Matrix? Because this is how you get the Matrix. 

Comments

J S Bach Lost in translation Fri, 05/11/2018 - 21:36 Permalink

We ALL have that implanted eye, sir.  All you need to read is the name's suffix... "berg" "stein" "wicz", "cohen", etc...  Also, any precious metal... "silver", "gold", "kristol", etc...

It's pretty easy once you get the hang of it.  These identifying labels make it easy to discern whether or not a sizzling Whopper is being flipped on the grill of "news".

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Pollygotacracker LiteBeeer Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:00 Permalink

People deny the existence of God, but evidence of design is throughout his creation. For example, internal structures of bird bones are arched for support, resembling the exterior flying buttresses and interior arches in a huge cathedral. The moveable joints in the robots are a duplication of human/animal joints. This is simply mans attempt to duplicate and replicate what God has already designed. Hard to know where this is heading.

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Expendable Container Pollygotacracker Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:38 Permalink

True. And birds have hollow bones to lighten their weight to enhance flight. As for the unique structure of the Feather.....God's beautiful creation!

And some idiot believes that all this can 'come out of a primordial soup+lightning strike'! Give me a break evolution promoters! The theory of evolution has well and truly been debunked at the bio-chemistry level for starters by top scientists but still being taught in schools as part of the talmudic attack against Christianity.

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MoralsAreEssential LiteBeeer Sat, 05/12/2018 - 10:08 Permalink

"And after years of suffering abuse at the hands of Boston engineers, one wonders what they are thinking" (may be slightly misquoted).  DO NOT confuse a thinking robot with a Human Being.  THEY DON'T HAVE FEELINGS but TPTB want you to project yours onto these THINGS which WILL and CAN control human beings when AI is synchronized.  They ARE NOT HERE TO HELP YOU!

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