Boston Dynamics showed off its latest advanced robot Monday, which left some people wondering if it was a technological marvel or dystopian nightmare fuel.
Maybe a little bit of both?
In a video, the dog-like four-legged SpotMini robot is seen opening a closed door with a mechanical arm, and walking though. It’s just one more human-like movement that Boston Dynamics‘ machines have mastered. In November, the Waltham, Mass.,-based company showed one of its robots doing a backflip.
The reaction Monday on social media could best be summed up as: Humans are doomed.
In the future, maybe we'll have flying cars!
BOSTON DYNAMICS: What about robot dogs that will soon hunt and kill us all?
BOSTON DYNAMICS: They can open doors now, btw pic.twitter.com/CDJeAaK2Uv
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie)
Why does Boston Dynamics seemingly brag about being the developers of our future mass murderers and robot overlords? pic.twitter.com/3oNzkpyvIT
— Jᴏɴᴏ Pᴇᴄʜ (@JonoHimself)
This is one of the most terrifying things I’ve seen in all my life pic.twitter.com/Yp9xlhdKC9
— Alan White (@aljwhite)
— Salman (@Tec_h_obby)
— Randy Olson (@randal_olson)
That robot dog looks really familiar...