It looks like a walking nightmare to us

Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm bought by Google over two years ago, has unveiled it’s latest addition to a family of animal and human mimicking robots. Frankly, just watching the video feels like the world is about to be overrun by these nightmares, especially when you consider the amount of money Google is also putting into artificial intelligence.

For example – ‘Atlas’, a 1.75m 82kg biped that can

 

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go for a stroll with its human ‘keeper’.

Or

 

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Pack boxes away. Which could have bombs in them.

And can escape. Look.

 

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Even when you’ve knocked it over, it will laugh and get back up.

 

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See the whole video here.