Boston Dynamics’ robots Atlas and Handle

I find these robots’ antics highly impressive, sort-of amusing and vaguely ominous.  How long until such machines will be directing traffic, waiting on tables in restaurants or leading high school students in calisthenics?

Leaps, Bounds and Backflips by Calvin Hennick for Boston Dynamics.  Hat tip to kottke.org.

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One Response to “Boston Dynamics’ robots Atlas and Handle”

  1. Nikolai Vladivostok Says:

    These things give me a sense of disquiet. One can appeal to a cop’s humanity or put a flower in a soldier’s rifle but there’s no hope of sympathy from a machine sent to crush you.
    The Berlin Wall might still be standing if they had these.

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